In Pics: Cyclone Nisarga Hits North Maharashtra, South Gujarat Coastline

The north Maharashtra and south Gujarat are likely to be affected by the Cyclone Nisarg and authorities are have taken steps to minimise the impact of the storm.

In Pics: Cyclone Nisarga Hits North Maharashtra, South Gujarat Coastline

Fishermen were advised not to venture out in sea until the storm passes

New Delhi:

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall on the Maharashtra coast at around 1 pm amid heavy rain and the process will be completed in three hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. 

Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga is the second to strike India in less than two weeks after the powerful cyclone "Amphan" created havoc in West Bengal and Odisha. 

Thousands of residents were evacuated from along the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, which are also the worst-hit states by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Indian Navy and teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were on standby to conduct rescue and relief operations.

Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, and neighbouring Gujarat have evacuated at least 1,00,000 people to safer locations. The fishermen have been advised not to venture out in sea until the storm passes. 

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Cyclone Nisarga is the first such storm to hit Mumbai in nearly 100 years 

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A tree falls on a Tata Nano car in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai

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A family look for shelter during rainfall ahead of Cyclone Nisarga's expected landfall, in Navi Mumbai (PTI) 

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Around 1500 citizens evacuated in the view of the Cyclone Nisarga (PTI) 

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Commuters brave rainfall at Bandra ahead of Cyclone Nisarga's expected landfall, in Mumbai (PTI) 

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Commuters drive along Marine Drive as cyclone Nisarga barrels towards Mumbai.

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Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra's Alibaug today

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Indian Navy and the NDRF teams are on standby

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Cyclone Nisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour.

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NDRF teams evacuating people at Valsad, Gujarat