Cyclone Nivar: Air, Metrorail, bus services resume in Tamil Nadu

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State-run bus transportation services,which  suspended in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts from November 24, resumed from noon today.

 

 

Airport operations, Metrorail and bus transport resumed in Tamil nadu on Thursday after very severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry.

"Operations have resumed at #AAI #ChennaiAirport at 0900hrs," the Chennai Airport tweeted.

 It also tagged domestic arrival and departure schedule for today and requested passengers to check with airline operators for updates.

State-run bus transportation services, suspended in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts from November 24, resumed from noon today.

According to the report from the authorities, Metro rail services too started at noon.

Cyclone Nivar made landfall along the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast during early hours today. 

The 'very severe cyclonic storm' Nivar has now weakened into a 'severe cyclonic storm', according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD informed that the severe Cyclonic Storm 'Nivar' is likely to continue to move northwest wards and weaken further into a cyclonic storm in the next six hours.

Meanwhile, the cyclone continued to wreak havoc in several parts of Tamil Nadu with Chennai witnessing waterlogging and fallen trees in many parts.

According to officials, over one lakh people have been evacuated across Tamil Nadu and more than 1,000 people shifted to safer places in Puducherry.

On Wednesday, the Indian Navy put ships, aircraft, helicopters, diving, and disaster relief teams on standby. 

An Indian Coast Guard vessel has also been deployed off Chennai's coast with disaster relief items.

The Indian Army has also deployed eight rescue teams by "Dakhshin Bharat Area", following requisition by Puducherry civil authorities to undertake rescue operations.

 

With inputs from Agency

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