Gujarat Government is planning to construct and develop an airport at Dholavira in Kutch district, one of the two largest Harappan sites in the country and also a "paradise" for bird-watchers, to connect it to the national circuit for promoting tourism.
The Gulfs of Kambhat and Kutch in Gujarat show very high indices to multi-hazard coastal vulnerability, according to mapping carried out by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the government on Thursday said.
Gujarat on Friday heaved a sigh of relief as the severe cyclonic storm 'Nilofar' further weakened and will have no major impact except moderate rains along with windy weather in some coastal areas of the State.
In what comes as a big relief for the residents of Gujarat, Cyclone Niolfar will weaken till the time it reaches its coast, Additional Director of Ahmedabad Meteorological Centre Manorama Mohanty said on Thursday.
While the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that very severe cyclone storm Niofar will weaken to a cyclonic storm at landfall on November 1, authorities in Gujarat are taking no chances with the preparations.
As cyclone Nilofar approaches the Gujarat coast, the Centre reviewed the preparedness of central and state agencies to face any challenge arising out of the approaching cyclonic storm Nilofar along the Gujarat coast.
Gujarat faces a rainfall deficit due to late onset of monsoon and shortfall of rains in many parts of the state until mid-August, which may ensure that water reservoirs are empty before next summer said.