‘Titli’ update: CM sets zero casualty target; leaves of govt staff cancelled;schools, colleges to remain shut on Oct 11 & 12; college election cancelled

 Bhubaneswar: With ‘Titili’ intensifying to very severe cyclonic storm and heading fast towards Andra-Odisha coast,  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed preparedness for cyclone Titli and emphasized on zero casualty. He directed the concerned officials to remain extra alert to tackle any eventuality in the aftermath of the cyclone.

Shifting of people from lower area began in Ganjam district and process will soon begin in other sensitive districts like Puri, Kendrapara, Khurdha and Jagatsinghpur. All officials have been directed to remain on duty as their leaves were cancelled in view of the cyclone No official can take leave till normalcy is restored, chief secretary AP Padhi said after the meeting.

NDRF personnel have been deployed in six sensitive districts. Navy has been apprised about the matter. If required, help of army will be taken, he added.

The schools and colleges and Anganwadi centres will remain closed on October 11 and 12 due to the deluge. Students’ Union Election scheduled to be held tomorrow has been cancelled.

Officials sound siren alert in Gopalpur and Paradip advising people to vacate beach in view of the cyclone.



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