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Highlights:

  • Chennai and its nearby areas witnessed continuous heavy rain resulting in waterlogging
  • The office of Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, Chennai informed that majority of the services from MAS to Tiruvallur has been suspended
  • The Chennai Divisional Railway Manager has disclosed new emergency helplines

On Thursday morning, Chennai and its nearby areas witnessed continuous heavy rainfall, resulting in waterlogging and affecting vehicular movement in the city. The famous Marina beach, which runs from near the Fort St George area in the north to the Foreshore Estate in the south, flooded over following the heavy downpour, caused on the grounds of cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal.

Multiple other areas namely Nungambakkam, Sterling Road, KMC Hospital Road also remained waterlogged owing to the incessant rain. Reportedly, eleven subways in Chennai and other roads have been closed considering the situation. The Kodambakkam area of Chennai even experienced trees being uprooted with waterlogging. In addition, traffic has been diverted and nearly four trees were uprooted.

Furthermore, reservoirs in Chembarambakkam, Redhills, Cholavaram, Poondi and Veeranam reached their maximum capacity and thereby water was being discharged from them early morning. On Thursday, the office of the Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, Chennai informed that the majority of the services from MAS to Tiruvallur have been suspended concerning waterlogging of tracks at Avadi and Ambattur.

Meanwhile, the Chennai Divisional Railway Manager has disclosed new emergency helplines. If commuters have any inquires about the departure and the arrival of trains, they can call toll-free numbers 25330952 and 25330953. Moreover, an additional contact number 8300052104 has also been facilitated for the benefit of the passengers.

The subways that are kept closed on the grounds of waterlogging are namely Vyasarpadi, Ganeshapuram, Ajaxs, Gangu Reddy, Madley, Duraiswamy, Palavthangal, Tambaram, Aranganathan, Villivakkam, Kakhan Bridghe (two-wheeler and auto). KK Nagar- Raja Mannar Salai, Mylapore-Sivaswamy Salai, EVR Salai- Gandhi Irwin to Nair Point, Sembeium- Jawahar Nagar, Peravellur -70 feet road, Pulianthope – Dr. Ambedkar road, Pulianthrope high road, Perambur Barracks Road, Tower clock and Vyasarpadi- Mullai Nagar Bridge have also been kept closed.

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