However, district administration has claimed that it had issued guidelines for residents, urging them to stay indoors and make noises to ward them off.
The locusts reportedly crossed Gurugram in around an hour and headed towards South Delhi. Residents were asked to gather together in the event of a locust attack to make loud noises by beating tin cans and clanking steel plates in an advisory issued in the district.
The locusts descended upon the streets of Gurugram on Saturday, flying in a large, cloud-like mass and resting upon anything they pleased. "Our officials will be on high alert during the night and will also be in touch with the central government on the situation", Mr. Singh said. "We have instructed the Forest Department to beat drums, dhol and play DJ to drive away the locusts and also spray chemical", Development Minister Gopal Rai told media on Saturday afternoon after a meeting with officials. "Night spray of malathion or chlorpyrifos is useful [for dispersing them]", the advisory added.
A report from Delhi said the swarm from Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) moved in groups towards Gurugram and Palwal and from there towards Uttar Pradesh.
Footage shows a massive swarm of locusts invading the Indian city of Gurugram, located just southwest of New Delhi.
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"This is a small swarm that has come to Delhi, but we are monitoring the situation". Deoria District Magistrate Amit Kishor said a swarm spotted in the district has moved to Kushinagar.
"It may go towards Jhajjar or Gurugram".
While one user hilariously questioned, "Are Locust tasty when cooked?" Swarms of locusts from Rajasthan after passing through Mahendragarh district of Haryana settled in various villages of Jatusana and Khol blocks in Rewari district on Friday evening. Haryana govt issues high alertThe Haryana government has issued a high alert after a swarm of locusts entered Rewari and Gurugram districts, with officials asserting that all necessary measures have been taken, including deploying tractor-mounted spraying facilities.
At many places in Gurugram, residents kept their windows closed to prevent the insects from entering homes.