Indian Army launches columns to assist civil Administration of Tauktae hit areas

The Fact News Service
May 17
In anticipation of assisting civil administration in undertaking rescue and relief operations due to severe cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’, the Indian Army has mobilised columns and Engineer Task Forces (ETF) to the Western Coast from various parts of the Country. With the impending landfall of the extremely severe cyclonic storm forecasted in coastal areas of Gujarat, Indian Army units and formations have prepared themselves with substantial teams along with elements of communication and engineer task forces to provide relief and all kind of assistance following COVID protocols. Since the maximum impact is likely to be in Saurashtra including UT of Diu, 10 integrated teams are poised to be employed for Aid to Civil Authority in Diu. Ten teams have been launched to Junagarh area. While others are ready to move on short notice of the State administration after analysis of situation as it builds up. All units are geared up for impact and all necessary coordination has been carried out with civil administration. GOC of the Army Division located at Ahmedabad attended a coordination meeting chaired by the Chief Minister of Gujarat and has assured all support. Indian Army is also providing all possible assistance for creating power back up and making preparations for other contingencies at COVID Hospitals in the affected region including Dhanvantri COVID Hospital Ahmedabad.

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