Rains stop in Chennai, life still difficult

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December 4, 2015

In heavily flooded areas like Mudichur and Tambaram, people were looking up to the skies praying for the rains to stop, and for relief materials.

Huts along the Adyar river on either side of the Saidapet bridge continue to remain submerged in the flood waters. Photo: G. Sribharath

December 4, 2015

In heavily flooded areas like Mudichur and Tambaram, people were looking up to the skies praying for the rains to stop, and for relief materials.

Huts along the Adyar river on either side of the Saidapet bridge continue to remain submerged in the flood waters. Photo: G. Sribharath

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU – Life for people in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai continues to be difficult though the rains have stopped in the capital.

Many areas in Chennai still remain under water and supplies of essentials were difficult, said residents.

“Water logging continues to be there. The only mercy was that there were no rains,” said Viswanath, a resident.

Stranded people who were airlifted from Tambaram air base near de-boarding an Indian Air Force aircraft in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The water flow in Adyar river has come down and the amount of surplus water was released into the river from the Chembarambakkam lake.

The Southern Railways have announced special trains to Tirunelveli, Rameswaram and Howrah from Chennai Beach station.

The power supply was restored in the areas where water has receded, but it was still cut in many other places.

A physically challenged person wade through the flood waters at Pantheon Road. Photo: R. Ragu

However, communication lines — landline and mobile — continue to disrupt.

In heavily flooded areas like Mudichur and Tambaram, people were looking up to the skies praying for the rains to stop, and for relief materials.

Live area-wise updates, courtesy chennairains.org:

Area

Time

Updates

Kilpauk

9.45 pm

Water Stagnation in New Avadi road and Water tank road. Power available.

West Mambalam/Duraiswamy Subway

9 pm

No power. Subway is still closed and water is receding.

Egmore

8:47 pm

Montieth Road. Flooded with thigh-high water. Pazhamudir is open with no milk, bread and vegetables Power available in only some places.

Kolathur

8.45 pm

Ankle deep water but power is restored. Not many have cellphone coverage.

Ashok Nagar

8.30 pm

Manthope colony, 11th & 12th avenue still water logged. Supplies except milk available. No power and not expected to resume until tomorrow. From Pillar to Udhayam theater there's little to no water. Still no mobile connectivity.

Vadapalani

8.30 pm

Metro Station is crowded and running too. Power in some areas and mobiles working.

Madipakkam to Ram Nagar

8.20 pm

Water at hip level. Shops open with milk and water available at double rates.

Anna Nagar/Thirumangalam

8 pm

Not raining as of now. Power is back. Shops are open with basic provisions available.

Nungambakkam

8.15 pm

Uttamar Gandhi Salai to Sterling Road is water-free. Super markets open. Power is on.

Purasaiwalkam

8 pm

Mucky water present. Most areas flooded. Small shops selling groceries. Milk 1/2L @ Rs.45. No electricity as of now. Most areas flooded.

Nandanam/Chamiers road

8.20 pm

Water knee high. Venkateswara hospital open. Shops closed and No power available.

Nandanam signal to West Mambalam

8:19 pm

Shin level water. Groceries, Tea shops and Medical Shops Open.


Courtesy: Hindu