Defense

Main artery of UT DIU blocked by large number of fallen trees and electric poles due to cyclone

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 20
The union territory of Diu, a favourite watering hole for Gujarat people, has been completely devastated by cyclone Tauktae. Its signature cynosure, the Nagoa, Ghogha and Jalandhar beaches, display the nature’s wrath it bore throughout the night. On Tuesday morning, uprooted trees, signboards of the beach hotels that were washed away by the sea lay littered on the sand. There are 35 registered hotels and resorts in Diu and several hotels suffered damages on roofs and glass panes. The whole UT was cut off completely from the rest of the world as telecom infrastructure was severely damaged and also power supply was snapped in major part of the district since Monday night. Diu had become India’s first solar power plant island, but Tauktae ravaged the plates of the 9MW plant. More than 1,000 coconut trees got uprooted causing major economic loss to the UT’s farmers. The Diu airport wall also collapsed and repairing work has started on war footing. Rai further said that 4,000 trees in all got uprooted in Diu while the administration is still assessing damage to electricity poles and private properties.

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