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Tamil Nadu: Heavy rains pound Chennai, other districts; schools shut

Tamil Nadu: In Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts, a holiday has been declared for schools.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: November 01, 2022 11:56 IST
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Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Rains lash Tamil Nadu, schools shut

Highlights

  • Several stretches in and around the arterial Anna Salai witnessed waterlogging
  • Traffic congestion and slow movement of vehicles was seen in several areas due to heavy rains
  • Light to moderate rainfall is expected to continue in coastal regions

Tamil Nadu: Chennai and its neighbouring districts received heavy overnight rains and the downpour continued on Tuesday as well, leading to inundation in parts of the state capital and nearby areas.

Several stretches in and around the arterial Anna Salai, the congested localities of north Chennai including parts of Pulianthope and neighbourhoods tucked away in southern parts of the city and suburbs witnessed waterlogging, resulting in traffic congestion and slow movement of vehicles.

In Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts, a holiday has been declared for schools. 

Light to moderate rainfall is expected to continue in the coastal and Cauvery delta regions of the state.

Greater Chennai Corporation authorities inspected several areas and said that there was no rainwater stagnation in localities including KK Nagar-Rajamannar Salai, and subways like Ganesapuram in view of preparatory measures and storm water drain work. 

Flood monitoring cameras have been installed by authorities in localities vulnerable to flooding.

The storm-water drain infrastructure improvement work is completed in some areas and it is continuing in other parts of the city.

In view of the ongoing Chennai Metrorail phase-2 project, barricades have been put up in many stretches of roads. 

While such infra-initiatives have already made traffic congestion the order of the day, the rains and waterlogging are the fresh monsoon woes people face.

Chief Minister MK Stalin is set to chair a meeting of top officials at the Secretariat today to review the monsoon precautionary measures. 

The Northeast monsoon rains commenced in Tamil Nadu on October 29. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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