Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Cyclone Yaas, the East Coast Railway on Friday cancelled several trains originating or terminating from Bhubaneswar and Puri.
The Railways has decided to cancel various trains passing through ECoR in Howrah-Chennai main line during the cyclone period as well taking the total number of cancelled trains to 74.
Some important trains which have been cancelled are as follows:
Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Konark Special,
Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Special,
Puri-New Delhi Purusottam Special,
Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Special,
Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Visakha Special,
Puri-Rishikesh Kalinga Utkal Special
Ahmedabad, Surat, Ajmer bound trains from Puri;
Trains passing through ECoR in Howrah-Chennai Main line.
It is worthwhile to mention here that, a low-pressure system is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and is set to intensify into a powerful cyclone. Eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal are likely to face the brunt of the upcoming storm next week as the storm is expected to make landfall by May 26 .
Under its impact, coastal Odisha especially the northern part of the State's coastline might start to experience rain from May 25 with a significant increase in intensity and also spatial extension subsequently.