As a precautionary measure, several trains have been cancelled and diverted as ahead of the landfall of cyclone ‘Gulab’ between Odisha’s Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening.
An ‘orange’ alert has been issued for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts as the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclone ‘Gulab’.
“The system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around evening on September 26,” IMD Director-General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.
TRAINS CANCELLED ON SEPT 26
Train No.08569/70 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar special trains in both directions
Train No. 07015 Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad special train
Train No. 02071 Bhubaneswar- Tirupathi special
Train No.08417 Puri- Gunupur special
Train number 02859 Puri-Chennai Central special
Train number 08521/22 Gunupur-Visakhapatnam-Gunupur special in both directions
Train number 08572 Visakhapatnam-Tata special
Train number 08518/17 Visakhapatnam- Korba- Visakhapatnam special in both directions
Train number 02085 Sambalpur-Nanded
Train number 08527/28 Raipur-Visakhapatnam Raipur special in both directions
Train number 08508 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada special
Train number 07244 Rayagada-Guntur special
TRAINS CANCELLED ON SEPT 27
Train No. 02072 Tirupathi- Bhubaneswar special
Train number 08418 Gunupur-Puri special
Train number 02860 Chennai Central-Puri special
Train number 08571 Tata-Visakhapatnam special
Train number 02086 Nanded-Sambalpur special
The train number 08507 Rayagada-Visakhapatnam special
“Another Cyclonic Circulation is likely to emerge over Northeast and adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal around September 27. Under its influence a low-pressure area is likely to develop over North-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during subsequent 24 hours. It is likely to move northwestwards and reach West Bengal coast around September 29,” the IMD said.