Cyclone Gulab Updates 26 September Odisha, Andhra On Alert; A number of Trains Diverted Forward Of Cyclone Gulab Landfall

New Delhi: The coastal states Odisha and Andhra have braced up cyclone ‘Gulab’ which is predicted to make landfall on Sunday night between Gopalpur and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh. The deep despair mounted over the Bay of Bengal on Saturday intensified into Cyclone ‘Gulab’ following which the India Meteorological Division (IMD) issued an ‘orange’ alert for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts. 

Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD warned that the cyclonic storm is more likely to transfer almost westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur. 

Heavy rainfall, gusty wind velocity reaching 70 kmph, and really tough sea situations are very more likely to stay beneath the affect of a despair over northwest Bay of Bengal and off West Bengal and Odisha coast.

The Odisha authorities has already mobilised males and equipment, and launched an evacuation drive in seven recognized districts within the southern components of the state. As sea situations can be tough, the fishermen are suggested to not enterprise into the ocean and off Odisha coasts northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal until September 27. 

All Coast Guard installations and ships have been placed on alert and directed to take care of the best stage of preparedness to take care of the emergency.

In the meantime, as a precautionary measure forward of the landfall of cyclone ‘Gulab’, a number of trains have been cancelled and diverted.  

Checklist of trains cancelled: 

  • Practice No.08569/70 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar particular trains in each instructions
  • Practice No. 07015 Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad particular practice
  • Practice No. 02071 Bhubaneswar- Tirupathi particular
  • Practice No.08417 Puri- Gunupur particular
  • Practice quantity 02859 Puri-Chennai Central particular
  • Practice quantity 08521/22 Gunupur-Visakhapatnam-Gunupur particular in each instructions
  • Practice quantity 07244 Rayagada-Guntur particular
  • Practice quantity 08572 Visakhapatnam-Tata particular
  • Practice quantity 02085 Sambalpur-Nanded
  • Practice quantity 08508 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada particular
  • Practice quantity 08518/17 Visakhapatnam- Korba- Visakhapatnam particular in each instructions
  • Practice quantity 08527/28 Raipur-Visakhapatnam Raipur particular in each instructions

A toll-free contact number- 1554 has been issued by the Coast Guard SAR company for any emergency or help at sea throughout this local weather disaster.

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