Following a derailment between Angul and Talcher road due to heavy rain under the impact of severe depression over the Bay of Bengal, the East Coast Railways canceled four trains and diverted the routes of eight others on Tuesday.
Rourkela-Puri Special (08105), Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Special (02861), Puri-Rourkela (08106), and Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Special (08260) have all been canceled, according to ECoR.
Similarly, the following trains have also been diverted:
• 02814: ANVT-BBS SPL (JCO 13.09.21) diverted VIA CKP-JRLI-JKPR
• 08503: VSKP-ASR SPL KO 14.09.21) now at KIT diverted VIA VZM-SPRD-TIG-SBP
• 08426: DURG-PURI SPL (JCO 13.09.21) now at BONA diverted VIA SBP-TIG-SPRD-VZM-PSA-KUR
• 08451: HTE-PURI SPL (JCO 13.09.21) now at ANGL diverted VIA SBP-TIG-SPRD-VZM-PSA-KUR
• 02145: LTT-PURI SPL (JCO 12.09.21) now at ANGL diverted VIA SBP-TIG-SPRD-VZM-PSA-KUR
• 04709: BKN-PURI SPL (JCO 12.09.21) now at RAIR diverted VIA SBP-TIG-SPRD-VZM-PSA-KUR
• 08128: GNPR-ROU SPL (JCO 13.09.21) now at TLHD diverted VIA KIS-JKPR-JRLI
• 02037: PURI-AII SPL (JCO 13.09.21) now at BDPK diverted VIA KUR-PSA-VZM-SPRD-TIG
Specifically, several parts of the state, notably Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, have been experiencing severe rainfall as a result of the deep depression over the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjacent Odisha coast, resulting in water-logging in low-lying areas.
Geologically the state is home to some of the oldest rocks of the world. Odisha also consists of two cratons (e.g. North Odisha Craton and Western Odisha Craton), which are sedimentary formations from the Cretaceous period. They are found in many places and are home to coal deposits. The coasts are made up predominantly of deltaic sediments of Mahanadi, Brahmani, Baitarani, Subarnarekha rivers of Quaternary age.