GUWAHATI, May 4 - The devastating effects of cyclone Fani have disrupted flight operations in the Northeast.
However, official sources said all the airports in the region are operational but due to bad weather conditions at other stations and airports, the connecting flights have been cancelled by the airlines.
From LGBI airport in Guwahati, 59 flights were cancelled today, which included 30 arrivals and 29 departures. Moreover, eight flights were cancelled at Agartala airport, two at Dimapur, two at Lilabari, four at Dibrugarh and six at Imphal.
All the airports in the Northeast are, however, open for normal operations.
Meanwhile, a high level meeting was held today at the office of Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami at Janata Bhawan regarding safe return of the State�s pilgrims and tourists stuck in Odisha in view of the devastating cyclone hitting the coastal State.
�The State government is maintaining communication with the Odisha government so that the visitors from the State do not face any inconveniences and it has been learned that all tourists and pilgrims from Assam are safe and secure in Odisha,� an official statement said.
On the other hand, 34 pilgrims and tourists from Nalbari and Baihata Chariali, who were brought to Assam Bhawan in Kolkata are now being shifted to Guwahati by train. The State government has also taken steps to bring those people still stuck in Odisha back to Assam according to their convenience.