New Delhi: In the wake of the cyclone Burevi warning, the Thiruvananthapuram Airport in Kerala has suspended operations from 10 AM to 6 PM. All the airlines have been advised to reschedule services as per convenience of passengers. Airport operations will can only remain open for emergency cases. The Kerala government has also declared a holiday in five districts of the state– Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki. Also Read - Chinese President Would Have Been Wearing Made-in-India Shirts If Our Workers Were Strong, Says Rahul Gandhi
Further, flight operations has also been suspended at the Tuticorin airport. The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during next 24 hours. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise Yet Again | Check Rates in Various Metro Cities
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- Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had Thursday said given the present set of indicators, Cyclone Burevi is expected to enter Kerala on Friday.
- Districts like Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Alappuzha can expect very heavy rainfall.
- A total of eight teams of the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) have already been deployed in various districts of Kerela, where Burevi could have an impact.
- Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone Burevi is weakening into a deep depression over Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu.
More updates will be added to the story as and when they come. Stay tuned.