The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has postponed the RRB Group D examination scheduled to be held on 11th and 12th October 2018 for some of the centres in Odisha because of cyclone Titli. This is what the official website of RRB Bhubaneswar states,
“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 & Berhampur cities on the above dates.
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. - Chairman/RRB/BBS”.
The RRB Group D examination has been postponed for the following cities:
Chairman of the Railway Recruitment Board, Bhubaneswar, said that the revised dates and venue (exam centres) for the examination will be sent to the candidates through their registered mobile number and e-mail id.
The state government has issued red alert across the state on 10th October due to the intense cyclonic storm, Titli, which was moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast. The cyclone was caused as a result of deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.
The director of the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas, said; “Titli is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. It is likely to move northwestwards from tonight and cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam around Thursday.”
Aspirants who have reached Bhubaneswar are of the opinion that it is an understandable situation but necessary arrangements should have been made for their home returning.