Cyclone Fani has started weakening, says IMD; Kolkata Airport reopens
Guwahati: The Assam state Disaster management authority as well as local Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) as all are constantly monitoring the eye of cyclone fani which is now near Kolkata but gradually weakening.
As per reports, Assam may escape the severity of the Cyclone Fani as it is gradually getting weaker and only the westernmost tip of Assam- Goalpara, Dhubri and Kokrajhar district may get very heavy rain while remaining part of lower and central Assam will remain under deep depression but it is unlikely to cause any major damage unless flood water create other issues.
Severe Cyclone FANI weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and lay centered at 60 km NW of Kolkata at 0530 IST of 4th May. To weaken into Deep Depression and move into Bangladesh by noon. pic.twitter.com/rowlwx2cFb— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) May 4, 2019
Meanwhile the first flight departure has been scheduled at 9.45 AM — a Bagdogra bound Air India flight. The first flight to arrive Kolkata airport would be a Go Air flight from Delhi that is scheduled to land at the airport at 10.20 AM. Boarding for the 9.45 AM flight is underway.
Flight operations resumes at Kolkata Airport:— Kolkata Airport (@aaikolairport) May 4, 2019
1) Air India AI 743 to Agartala is the first departure from Kolkata at 0957 hrs.
2) G8 101 from Delhi is the first flight to land in Kolkata at around 1010 hrs.#CycloneFani @AAI_Official
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