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Michong cyclone continues to wreak havoc, trains and flights canceled due to heavy rain in Chennai

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‘Michong storm continues to rain heavily

Cyclone ‘Michong’ continues to wreak havoc from Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu. 8 people have died in Chennai due to cyclonic storm Michong that arose from the Bay of Bengal on December 1. Heavy rains have been continuing in Chennai since Monday, resulting in a flood-like situation. Due to Michong, passenger movement in both trains and flights from Hyderabad to southern parts of the country was disrupted. Hundreds of passengers were stranded for hours at the Hyderabad airport and railway stations across the city on Monday after several trains and flights were canceled due to bad weather.

Trains like Hyderabad-Tambaram Charminar Express, Lingampalli-Tirupati Narayanadri Express, Secunderabad-Gudur Simhapuri Express and Secunderabad-Trivandrum Sabari Express were cancelled. Domestic flights from Hyderabad to cities like Chennai, Rajahmundry, Bhubaneswar and Tirupati were canceled while some were diverted. Due to this, hundreds of air passengers had to wait for hours at the airport to catch their flights. One user wrote, “IndiGo flight which was scheduled to depart from Hyderabad to Mumbai has been delayed. Passengers are stranded at the airport since 12.30 pm. No refreshments, accommodation provided by the airline.” “Boarding was also delayed.”

Users expressed displeasure on ‘X’

Passengers tagged various airlines and the Civil Aviation Ministry and expressed their displeasure over not being given prior information about the cancellation of flights. Tagging various airlines and Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, a user asked, “@AAI_Official @IndiGo6E @JM_Scindia flight 6e 7311 from Hyderabad to Rajahmundry of 5th December has been canceled as per your site. Why are you informing the passengers?” “Not that the flight has been cancelled.” Another user wrote, “@IndiGo6E Are you worried about your passengers? Is this the way to handle any situation? My nephew is standing at Hyderabad airport for a connecting flight from Hyderabad to Ranchi and has been under your so-called care since morning.” Is troubling them.”

All 15 flights suspended from Tirupati

Meanwhile, South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Arun Kumar Jain directed railway officials to closely monitor the path of the cyclone to take necessary measures. He also advised officials to closely liaise with state government officials and NDRF teams to ensure the safety of tracks and train operations. He also directed to conduct monsoon patrolling on those tracks which are likely to be affected. Around 20 flights and around 150 trains were canceled or diverted in Andhra Pradesh due to heavy rains, winds and poor visibility caused by Cyclonic Storm Michong. Operations of all 15 flights from Tirupati and 4 from Visakhapatnam were suspended. Indigo Airlines canceled flights to various destinations. Many trains originating, terminating and passing through different divisions were cancelled. Passengers were stranded at various railway stations and were advised to check train status in advance.

Chennai airport closed due to water logging

As many as 12 flights were canceled in Pune due to Chennai airport being closed due to heavy rains and floods, affecting the travel plans of many people. Pune Railway Division officials have also reported disruption of some trains. Pune airport officials are seeking more information from the airlines. So far, six departing and six arriving flights have been cancelled, all of which are of IndiGo. Chennai airport has been closed due to heavy waterlogging due to Cyclone Michong. Railways has canceled 17 long distance trains in East Central Railway jurisdiction due to the possibility of Cyclone Michong hitting Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coasts. Canceled trains-

  • Danapur-SMVB Bengaluru Special (03251/03252)
  • Danapur-Bangalore Special (06509/06510)
  • Danapur-Bengaluru Sanghamitra Express (12295/12296)
  • Gaya-Chennai Express (12389/12390)
  • Dhanbad-Alleppey Express (13351/13352)
  • Muzaffarpur-SMVB Bengaluru Express (15227/15228)
  • Ernakulam-Patna Express (22643/22644)
  • Ernakulam-Patna Express (22669/22670)

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