Bhubaneswar: In view of the India Meteorological Department’s forecast on possible ‘Cyclone Jawad’, the Railways cancelled 95 trains as a precautionary measure.
The Railways cancelled the 95 mail and express trains for December 3 and 4 while considering the safety of passengers as well.
The IMD-GFS model indicated that cyclone Jawad may affect the coastal Odisha as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of over 160 kmph.
As per the prediction, the system as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm may be present over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal (BoB) off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts at 11:30 pm on December 3, over north-west and adjoining west-central BoB off south Odisha–north Andhra Pradesh coasts at 5:30 am on December 4, close to south Odisha coast at 11:30 am on December 4 and over coastal Odisha at 5:30 pm on December 4.
Following are details of the cancelled trains for December 3 and 4: