All three major ports in and around Chennai hoisted Level 6 warning signals and shut their gates for operations as Chennai braces for Cyclone Nivar which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.
Of the 11 cyclone warnings, Level 6 signifies that a deep depression has transformed into a cyclonic storm and is likely to cross the coast keeping port at the right.
Meanwhile, Chennai Airport has declared a high alert as it braces for the cyclone. A high-level virtual meeting was held on Tuesday where the Chennai Airport director highlighted the steps taken in preparation for Cyclone Nivar. An airport spokesman said that a special control room has been set up.
Due to Cyclone Nivar, IndiGo flights to or from in the southern region, mainly Chennai, have been disrupted. 49 flights that were scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled.
Sources: Times of India, BDP International
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