The Indian Railways has decided to cancel nearly 100 trains on December 3 and 4 owing to Cyclone Jawad that is approaching Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coastal regions. Taking to twitter, East Coast Railway said that the trains have been cancelled in view of “safety of passengers” the low-pressure area forms in the south Andaman Sea.
The low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Jawad by December 3. It is expected to cross the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by the morning of December 4, with wind speeds ranging from 90 kmph to 100 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall and tidal waves in the coastal districts of these states.
In view of the cyclone threats, East Coast Railway has decided to cancel as many as 95 trains. It further said in a tweet, as per forecast of Met Dept., Cyclone ‘Jawad’ may hit Odisha on 3rd – 4th Dec. For the safety of passengers 95 Trains originating from different destination and passing over ECoR and originating from ECoR have been cancelled.
Apart from this, all trains passing through Tatanagar railway station like Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani, Purushottam Express and Tata Yesvantpur and Kalinga Utkal going to the coastal area will also be affected.