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Cyclone Amphan: All ops at Kolkata Airport suspended till 5 am on Thursday

Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft have been kept on stand by for deployment to undertake area scan, search and rescue and relief efforts

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Satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India. Photo: PTI
Satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India. Photo: PTI

In view of Amphan, all operations at Kolkata airport, including special flights, have been suspended till 5 am on Thursday.

"All operations suspended at till 5 am tomorrow in view of Amphan including special flights, which were operational in view of COVID-19 pandemic," the Airport Director stated.

Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft have been kept on stand by for deployment to undertake area scan, search and rescue and relief efforts.
 

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that Amphan will "move north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatiya close to Sunderbans during afternoon to evening today with a wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.

First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 13:18 IST
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