All authorities concerned have been alerted so that they are ready to deal with cyclone Fani, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
"Alerted all concerned to be ready to deal with Cyclone Fani. Airport Authority of India issued alert to all coastal airports to ensure all precautions, SOPs (standard operating procedures) put in place immediately," Mr. Prabhu tweeted.
The Airports Authority of India owns and manages more than 100 airports across India. Prabhu said the situation would be monitored at the highest level. "Airlines and all others to be fully ready," he added.
Fani is expected to hit the Odisha coast on Friday. Other states on the eastern coast, such as West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu are also expected to be affected by it.
More than 11 lakh people are being evacuated in Odisha.
The cyclone is expected to make landfall today at 5.30 p.m.