: With cyclonic storm NADA likely to hit Puducherry and Karaikal regions early on December 2, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today said government has put in place all disaster management arrangements and that services of National Disaster Relief Force would be requisitioned, if needed. Government has declared two days holiday starting tomorrow in the two regions as a precautionary measure, she said in a twitter message. Meanwhile Development Commissioner Narendra Kumar held a meeting with officials of PWD, LAD and other departments concerned with relief and rehabilitation works. A release said the meeting reviewed arrangements made in the context of the cyclone.
As many as 179 relief centres would operate for accommodating people in case an exigency arises. Officials of Police, PWD, LAD and other departments were keeping a close vigil on all areas prone to be hit by the cyclone and heavy rains, it said. Coastal pockets would be particularly taken care of and movement of people on the coastal belt would also be restricted.