New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday announced that the AIIMS PG exams which is scheduled for May 5 at the exam centre in Bhubaneswar stands cancelled in the wake of the havoc wrecked by cyclone Fani. The fresh date, as and when the exam will be conducted, will be issued soon. Also Read - Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar Reopens For Devotees After Nine Months

“AIIMS PG exam is scheduled on 5th May. Due to cyclone Fani, AIIMS Delhi is cancelling the exam centre in Bhubaneswar. Another exam will be conducted for students affected by this cancellation as soon as normalcy returns,” H&FW Secretary Preeti Sudan was quoted as saying by Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau in a tweet. Also Read - Odisha Woman Teaches Tribal Children For Free in Bhubaneswar, Holds Classes Near Their Dwellings

The commercial flight operations at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar are likely to resume on Saturday around 1 PM. Also Read - After Nivar and Burevi, Arnab Likely to Hit Cyclone-battered Tamil Nadu

“The Airports Authority of India (AAI) conducted review meeting on Friday at Bhubaneswar airport around 6.30 PM and took stock of the situation. Following the meeting, it was decided that the commercial flight operations will resume with effect from 1.00 PM on May 4,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation informed on Friday.

As a precautionary measure, the Odisha government has so far evacuated nearly 12 lakh people. Besides, the Indian Coast Guard had positioned 34 disaster relief teams at different spots and also deployed four ships, to deal with any kind of exigency.

At least eight people have reportedly been killed as ‘extremely severe’ cyclone Fani made landfall on eastern coast of Odisha on Friday morning. The impact of the storm is being prominently experienced in Digha of West Bengal. Meanwhile, heavy rains lashed Kolkata earlier on Friday evening.