Bhubaneswar, September 26: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclone ‘Gulab’ on Saturday and an ‘orange alert has been issued for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts.

As per the IMD, “The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclone ‘Gulab’ on Saturday and an ‘orange alert has been issued for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts. Cyclone ‘Gulab’, as named by Pakistan, lay centred about 370 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 440 km east of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and it moved nearly westwards with a speed of 7kmph in the last six hours.”

 

Several trains have been cancelled and diverted as precautionary measures ahead of the landfall of cyclone ‘Gulab’.

West Bengal, however, heaved a sigh of relief for now, as the weatherman said the developing cyclonic storm is expected to give the region a miss, but also forecast the formation of a new low-pressure system near the coast of Myanmar, which, in all probability, will dump heavy rain in the state’s southern districts next week.


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Check out the list of trains cancelled

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