The system lay centered about 670 km east-southeast of Gopalpur
The court was hearing on Tuesday the PIL it had registered suo motu on February 23 on the high mortality rate of Olive Ridley turtles on the Odisha coast.
Odisha's Water Resources department will identify vulnerable spots and tracts in the coast and will prepare an action plan.
The highway will be developed as greenfield project avoiding ecologically sensitive areas like Chilika lake, Balukhand wildlife sanctuary, Bhitarakanika National Park and turtle nesting grounds.
In 2008, state authorities including current Behrampur MP Chandra Sekhar Sahu and OLA Speaker Surjyanarayan Patro proposed a guard wall for this purpose, which remains on pen and paper even now.
Evacuation continues in coastal districts of Odisha as Cyclone Yaas likely to make landfall near Balasore
The state government has launched a massive evacuation drive in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak districts which will bear the brunt of the cyclone.
Cyclone Yaas: Very severe cyclonic storm likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coast by May 26 evening
Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower activity is likely to occur at most places in coastal Odisha, at many places in north interior region and at few places in south interior districts.
The state governments as well as the Centre are preparing for the cyclone that will bring winds with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph.