In wake of Cyclone Titli, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Bhubaneshwar has postponed the RRB Group D exams which were scheduled for October 11 and 12. The candidates can check the RRB’s official website, http://www.indianrailways.gov.in, for latest updates on the Group D exam. An RRB Bhubaneshwar’s official statement said, “Due to the forecast of severe cyclone named TITLI in Odisha on 11th & 12th October 2018, the RRB exams will not be held in any of the centres under the jurisdiction of Railway Recruitment Board /Bhubaneswar i.e. at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Khurda & Berhamapur cities on the above dates.”
The RRB will reschedule the examination and the new dates will be circulated via SMS and email. “Candidates scheduled to appear in the exams on the above dates will be rescheduled and the revised exam city and date intimation will be advised through the registered mobile number and email of the candidates,” said an official statement. According to IMD, Cyclone Titli has made landfall at Odisha’s Gopalpur. Umashankar Das of India Meteorological Department, Odisha told ANI, “Heavy rainfall is also expected. Our port warning is highest at 10. Maximum speed will be 150 km/hour.” In the wake of the movement of the cyclone, the state government had beforehand evacuated the people living in low lying areas to relief camps in Gopalpur.
IMD had classified ‘Titli’ as a very severe cyclonic storm with very high wind speeds and it was forecasted to hit the coast between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam in Odisha between 6 AM to 9 AM on October 11, 2018. After the landfall, the cyclonic storm is expected to re-curve north-eastwards and move long Odisha coast towards Gangetic West Bengal and will cause heavy to very heavy rainfall.