New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With an expected increase in wind conditions up to 120 km, cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall on the north coast of Maharashtra, the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) said on Wednesday. It is expected to affect the city today between 11 am to 7 pm. As the cyclone braces to make a landfall, fishermen were quick to tackle the challenge. They immediately removed their essential times from fishing boats which are used to catch seafood. Take a look at some of the pictures here:

Fishermen taking out nets from a boat. (Pic credits: Pallav Palliwal)

A fisherwomen was seen selling with prawns. (Pic credits: Pallav Palliwal)

Fisherman carrying out their boxes from beaches. (Pic credits: Pallav Palliwal)

Fishing Boats were tied with ropes. (Pic credits: Pallav Palliwal)

The prediction by IMD along with preparation from NDRF is likely to cause minimum effect in Maharashtra. 

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More than hundreds of people have been evacuated from the coastal areas of Maharashtra. Due to the adverse weather conditions, train and flight services have been affected in the financial capital. 

In view of the cyclone, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144 in the city from midnight to Thursday afternoon. The police also banned citizens from visiting places like beaches, parks and promenades along the coastline.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed across Maharashtra to ensure preparedness for the impending cyclone. A total of eight teams have been deployed in Mumbai, five teams in Raigad, two teams in Palghar, Thane, and Ratnagiri and one team in Sindhudurg.

Posted By: James Kuanal