Odisha, October 11: Cyclone Titli made a landfall in the Odisha region at 5:30 am on Thursday. According to reports, the cyclone has been wreaking havoc in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. In the morning today, the cyclone was moving at a speed of 140-150 km per hour. Odisha's Gopalpur reported 102 km per hour and Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam reported 56 km per hour surface wind speed. Titli has already claimed two lives in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone Titli Claims 2 Lives in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh; Trees & Poles Uprooted, Flights Affected in Odisha & Other Parts, View Pics & Videos.
Trees and electric poles were uprooted in several parts of Odisha. Flights and train services between Andhra and Odisha have also been affected because of Cyclone Titli. IndiGo Airline has cancelled five flights to and from Bhubaneswar. The airline was instructed not to ground the carrier at Bhubaneswar Airport as it will be difficult for the budget carrier to fly back to any of the destinations.
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In view of Titli, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has suspended train services from Khurda Road in Odisha to Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh in both directions after Wednesday 10 pm. According to sources, depending on the situation, some more trains may be further cancelled.
An instruction has been issued by the Chief Secretary to all the private schools and colleges, apart from the state-owned institutions and Anganwadi centres, to remain closed on October 11-12.