Cyclone Nivar is now deep depression; air, bus, metro services resume in TN

Chennai metro services restarted at 12 noon on Thursday while city’s airport resumed flight operations from 9 am

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Bus, airport and metro services resumed in Tamil Nadu on Thursday (November 26) after the Cyclone Nivar made a landfall near Puducherry. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the “severe cyclonic storm Nivar” had weakened into a “cyclonic storm” over north coastal Tamil Nadu, and later into a deep depression.

Chennai Metro services restarted at 12 noon while Chennai airport operations resumed at 9 am.

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“In connection with Niver Cyclone, Metro Train Services will start by today (26.11.2020) 12.00 pm, will run with Holiday Train Services Time table with the headway of 10 mins. (sic),” Chennai Metro tweeted.

“Operations have resumed at #AAI #ChennaiAirport at 0900hrs,” the official Twitter handle of Chennai airport wrote, and also shared domestic flights’ arrival and departure schedule for Thursday.

State-run bus transportation services, suspended in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts from November 24, resumed from noon.

“Severe Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” weakened into a Cyclonic Storm over north coastal Tamilnadu.The Cyclonic Storm ‘NIVAR’ would continue to move northwestwards and weaken further into a Deep Depression during next 06 hours and into a depression by subsequent 06 hours,” IMD tweeted.

On Thursday evening, IMD said Cyclone Nivar weakened into a deep depression and centred about 50km west-southwest of Tirupathi. “Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” weakened into a Deep Depression and centered about 50 km west-southwest of Tirupathi at 1430 hrs IST of 26th.To weaken into a depression during next 06 hours.”