Ranchi: Impact of Cyclone Hudhud started showing in different parts of Jharkhand on Saturday in the form of rain and strong breeze blowing across the state.
Met department officials said the tropical cyclone was less likely to cause much damage or destruction in Jharkhand, tough last year Cyclone Phailin had caused five deaths in its aftermath.
In view of the increased cyclonic activity in the Bay of Bengal and coasts of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, railway authorities changed the route of two trains, Hatia-Yashwantpur Express and Dhanbad-Hatia Alleppey Express, keeping in mind the possibility of the cyclone hitting the coast of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
A senior railway official of Hatia rail division said the two trains will reach their destination via Jharsuguda, Raipur and Nagpur. Electricity department is also taking steps to take care of electricity supply during the cyclonic activity.
Telecom companies are also taking precaution in view of the cyclone threat. In Ranchi, residents of five villages around Getalsud Dam are being taken to safer places.
Schools may remain closed on Monday in several districts of the state including Ranchi.
In Kolhan, the impact of cyclonic activity was seen in the form of rain in various parts including Ghatsila, Galudih, Baharagora, Jadugora, Mosabani, Chaibasa, Noamundi and Chakradharpur.