Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2019

Indians Are Sheltered From The Attack Of The Cyclone : Cyclone Fani

About 8 lakh people have evacuated the coastal area of Odisha. In view of the cyclone, 879 relief camps have been set up. Locals from Puri, Jagatsingh Pur, Kendrapara, Bhadark, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur have been evacuated.

Indians Are Sheltered From The Attack Of The Cyclone : Cyclone Fani

Indians Are Sheltered From The Attack Of The Cyclone : Cyclone Fani

Cyclonic storm Pani is moving rapidly towards Odisha, due to the high speed, it is expected to be more damage. According to the Meteorological Department, Phani is present 230 kilometers south-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 420 kilometers south-southwest of Puri.

Phani is expected to move north-northeast. From Gopalpur and Chandbali, it will enter the coastal areas of Odisha. With high speed, Phani will knock in Puri, Odisha by Friday afternoon.

Effect of cyclone

103 trains canceled– In view of Cyclone Phani, Railways have canceled 103 trains and routes of more than two dozen trains have been changed. The canceled trains include Howrah-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, Patna-Ernakulam Express, New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express, Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express, Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram Express. Railways say that full refund will be given to passengers in lieu of canceled train.

Special Train East Coast Railway has decided to run a special train from Puri to Kolkata’s Shalimar. Due to cyclone storm, passengers will come back from the coast, due to which the Railways has decided to run this special train. The special train will stop at 8 stations, including the names of Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur Kendujhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur.

8 lakh people have evacuated coastal area – about 8 lakh people have vacated the coastal area of ​​Odisha. In view of the cyclone, 879 relief camps have been set up. Locals from Puri, Jagatsingh Pur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur have been evacuated.

In view of the power cuts during the cyclone, the holidays of all the employees of the Energy Department have also been canceled. Apart from this, all the holidays of doctors and health department employees have been canceled till 15 May.

Force prepared – Ministry of Defense has also ordered the active deployment of Indian Navy and Coast Guard (Coast Guard). The Coast Guard and Navy have deployed seaports and helicopters for rescue work.

According to the statement, according to the current indications Ganjam, Gajapati, Khordha, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha, East and West Medinipur, West and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata districts of West Bengal, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh May be affected.

The Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal participated in the NCMC meeting through video conference.

Senior officials from the Ministries of Home, Shipping, Fisheries, Power, Telecommunications, Defense, Indian Meteorological Department and NDRF also attended the meeting.
The NCMC will meet again on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.