As cyclone Nivar approaches, the Puducherry govt on Wednesday said the administrative machinery is fully equipped to meet any exigency while Chief Minister V Narayanasamy visited coastal villages to keep an eye on steps taken to ensure the safety of fishermen community. The union territory has been experiencing intermittent moderate rains since Tuesday night under the influence of the cyclonic storm.
In a video message, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday appealed to the residents to stay indoors and asked those living in low-lying areas to move to safer places. "The entire government machinery is at your service and listen to the advice of the government for safety," she said.
Prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC have been clamped in the Puducherry region to restrict the movement of people. The order came into force at 9 pm on Tuesday and would remain in force till 6 am on Thursday.
Most of the roads and thoroughfares presented a deserted look because of the order. The entire beach road has been closed and police have been deployed to ensure that there were no visitors at the sea shore.