The effects of Cyclone Nisarga which hit Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon were felt as far as Indore, which is about 580-km from the megapolis. The weather was windy and the city witnessed light to moderate showers throughout the day, and even at night. This resulted in incessant power cuts in several areas across the city.
Now although the cyclone has weakened, it still will affect the city whether as Indore would see moderate to heavy rainfall on Thursday. The weather department has predicted storm with heavy rains till Thursday night, and therefore the Madhya Pradesh Western Region Power Distribution Company has requested people to maintain patience and restraint in such a situation.
The company, in a statement, has stated that its officers and employees are on their toes to resolve any power outage complaints as soon as possible. It has urged people to contact on helpline number 1912 in case of any problem pertaining to power cut.
The company has also issued instructions to normalise the supply system with complete security in a short time and to inform the executive director Gajra Mehta about the loss of property of the power company by 1 pm on June 4.
Sounding an alert, Indore Commissioner Akash Tripathi said wind speed would reach close to 50 km per hour and there was a possibility of lightning and heavy rain. “In such a situation, make sure to take appropriate action for disaster management, and if needed, through proclamations and loudspeakers, and the social media, alert people,” Tripathi wrote to collectors of eight districts of the Indore division