Cyclone Sitrang: Multiple flight services along with various train services are severely affected in Northeast states due to Cyclone Sitrang, and many passengers are stranded.
Cyclone Sitrang has created havoc in the Northeastern states as it has severely affected roads, aviation as well as railways, which has left no scope for escape.
Roads remained cut off for a couple of hours due to the falling of uprooted trees and light poles. Air connectivity was severely affected due to Cyclone Sitrang, as at least ten flights were rescheduled and many were revoked on Monday.
3 flights connecting Agartala with Kolkata, Shillong, and Aizwal were revoked due to poor weather conditions, and other operational reasons. Further, flights connecting Imphal to Shillong, Delhi, and Agartala were also revoked. As per media reports, the airline which canceled the maximum number of flights during Cyclone Sitrang was IndiGo.
Airports Authority of India
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constantly monitoring the weather situation in the northeast and will try to commence flight services as the situation gets better and Cyclone Sitrang subsides.
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They further said that the next 6-12 hours are going to be crucial. Further, Northeast Frontier Railway has revoked train services too, until there’s a betterment in weather conditions.
- As per media reports, 2 intra-state trains- Agartala-Sabroom-Agartala and Agartala-Dharmanagar-Agartala have been canceled due to poor weather conditions caused by Cyclone Sitrang.
The IMD on Tuesday told the remnant of the cyclonic storm “Sitrang” which created a deep depression over Bangladesh has further weakened into a depression over northeast Bangladesh, north-northeast of Agartala, and south-southwest of Shillong.
As many as 9 persons were reported across Bangladesh. Of the total nine, three died in Cumilla, 2 in Bhola, and one each in Narail, Shariatpur, Barguna, and Dhaka. Most deaths were reported after uprooted trees fell on them.
Mobile networks and internet services in coastal areas were also affected during the landfall of the Cyclonic storm. The network was restored later. The power supply was affected in Pirojpur and Madaripur districts.
Bangladesh government had prepared 7,030 cyclone shelters in 15 coastal districts to evacuate those residing in coastal areas. Over 2 lac people were evacuated from coastal districts and shifted to the cyclone shelters.
While the Cyclone lost its intensity after its landfall, coastal areas of Bangladesh are still receiving rainfall.
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Source: ZEE News