Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has partially cancelled and short terminated some trains under its jurisdiction as the deep depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’.
According to ECoR, the Bhubaneswar-Pondicherry Special train from Bhubaneswar scheduled on November 24 will run up to Chennai Egmore and remain cancelled from Chennai Egmore to Pondicherry.
Besides, the Pondicherry-Bhubaneswar Special from Pondicherry scheduled on November 25 will originate from Chennai Egmore instead of Pondicherry to Bhubaneswar and remain cancelled between Pondicherry and Chennai Egmore.
Similarly, the Pondicherry-Howrah Special from Pondicherry on November 25 will originate from Villupuram instead of Pondicherry to Howrah and remain cancelled from Pondicherry to Villupuram.
Worth mentioning, India Meteorological Department (IMD)has predicted that the cyclonic storm Nivar is likely to intensify further into severe cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around 8 PM on Wednesday.