Cyclone Fani: 10,000 villages, 52 towns to be affected in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An estimated 10,000 villages and 52 urban local bodies in Odisha will be hit by the ‘extremely severe’ cyclonic storm Fani, which is likely to make landfall in Puri tomorrow, said an official.

The state government said a total of 11.5 lakh people would be evacuated to safer places.

Meanwhile, flight operations from Bhubaneswar will remain suspended from midnight today and will be resumed as soon the conditions improve.

The East Coast Railways (ECoR) has cancelled 147 trains due to the cyclone.

The port operations have also been cancelled in the state due to the cyclone Fani.

“Gopalpur Port operation will stand suspended till condition improves. After the assessment, port operation will resume, informed Jagdish Chandra Rout, Associate Vice President (Corporate Affairs and Communication), Gopalpur Port Limited.