Operations at Paradip port suspended as cyclone approaches Bay of Bengal

Authorities in the eastern Indian state of Odisha have suspended operations in Paradip Port, cancelled trains and flights and evacuated 300,000 people as a cyclone Titli headed towards land.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) rated Titli as a “very severe cyclonic storm”. It made landfall early on Thursday.

“Operations at Paradip port have been suspended and all ships have been shifted to deep sea,” Deputy Conservator of Paradip Port Captain AK Mohapatra told Reuters, adding that “all ships have been removed from the harbour”.