An extremely severe cyclone is expected to hit the coasts of Odisha today. Other states on the east coast like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamilnadu might also experience the outcome of this massive cyclone. Suresh Prabhu, the Civil Aviation Minister is constantly showing concern and all the airlines are alerted to deal with relief and rescue operations.
Fani is expected to be one of its kind in Odisha which has not experienced something like this in a very long time.
According to the morning Tweet, Cyclone Fani is 540 km from Odisha coast and is moving northwards with a speed of 5 km per hour since the last six hours. We just hope that all peace remains intact in Odisha.
1. Due to expected high intensity of the cyclone, the coastal airports have been alerted and prepared with all possible precautions and relief measures. The airport authority of India owns and manages 100 airport and thus strict measures are tightlined on each on these.
2. All the airlines are packed with a lot of relief and rescue goods and strictly instructed to take care of the goods and deliver it to the affected areas in the view of Fani.
3. A lot of flight cancellations are already taking place. On 2nd May, 2019 IndiGo announced the cancellation of the flight to and from Visakhapatnam. Vistara airlines are also constantly updating the schedule of the flights.
4. Since the Fani is to affect Odisha on 2nd and 3rd of May, a lot of to and from flights between 2nd and 5th May are being rescheduled and cancelled.
5. GoAir has d to waive the cancellation fee for Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Kolkata if the passenger books another ticket within 7 days.
6. A lot of travel plans had to be chucked, hotel bookings got cancelled and flights rescheduled. Fani has definitely hampered all the pre planned ideas and loss.
7. But we only wish the states to get relief from this severe cyclone soon and not hamper the life of the people.
Fani is centered on the west central Bay of Bengal about 430 km south-southwest Puri, 225 km south-southeast Visakhapatnam and 650 km south-southwest Digha. These areas might be the victim of the Fani and we hope that it in no ways affect the livelihood and lives of the people.