Cyclone Michaung disrupted many flight and train services across Andhra Pradesh and the neighboring Tamil Nadu. Almost all services from Vizag, Tirupati, and Vijayawada airports were stalled due to heavy winds and downpours due to the effect of the cyclone for the second day.
A total of 51 flight services in all three major airports in AP were cancelled. Also, rail services were badly hit and over 100 trains were cancelled.
It is recalled that all flight services to and from Tirupati were cancelled on Monday while a few services were also cancelled from Vizag and Vijayawada on Monday. Given the weather conditions of the cyclone, the airport authorities at Visakhapatnam International Airport cancelled 23 flight services on Tuesday while Tirupati also cancelled all 15 services. Except, for the Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Bangalore Air India flight, all 13 flights were cancelled in Vijayawada.
On a normal day, six flights from Hyderabad to Tirupati, each flight from Bangalore, Vijayawada, Vizag, Gulbarga, and Belgaum would run daily to Tirupati. All fights were cancelled on Tuesday. Around 23 flight services including four flights each to Hyderabad and Bangalore, three flights to Chennai, two each to Delhi and Kolkata, and one each to Pune and Cuddapah, among others were cancelled from Vizag airport.
All express trains and passengers, besides special trains running on the Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada, and Vijayawada to Chennai line were cancelled as the cyclone effect was much on the nine coastal districts of AP.