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Cyclone Fani: Agartala, Kolkata flights cancelled
TIWN May 3, 2019

AGARTALA, May 3 (TIWN): Cyclone Fani, categorised as "extremely severe" has made landfall in the coastal state of Odisha. IMD officials have said that the wind speed is 175kmph and could touch 275kmph making it a category 4 storm. Day-to-day life of the people has been severely affected. According to All India Radio News, more than 11 lakh 54 thousand people have been evacuated in Odisha so far.

From power cuts and evacuation to shutdown of airports and railway stations, Cyclone Fani is wreaking havoc in an unprecedented manner.  

According to reports more than 220 trains on the Kolkata-Chennai route have been cancelled till Saturday, out of which 140 are mail or express trains and 83 are passenger trains. Nine trains have been diverted and four have been short terminated. All trains along the Odisha coastline of the Kolkata-Chennai route have been cancelled till the afternoon of May 4.

However, the national transporter said that it would fully refund passengers for the cancelled or diverted trains if tickets were produced within three days for cancellation from the scheduled date of journey.

 

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