More rains expected in Chennai, in next 48 hours

December 07, 2015 11:29
More rains expected in Chennai, in next 48 hours

An unsteady rain on Sunday, is making the weather forecasters, to forecast, more rain the next 48 hours in Chennai city.

After the huge rainfall, Chennai city is slowly coming down to the normal position. Most of the rain water on the roads are cleared and vehicles are able to move. But a slight drizzling kind of rain yesterday, is now threatening the Chennai citizens again.

Speaking about the unsteady rains, the Meteorological Department said that, those rains were due to the twin weather system, including the formation of a new trough of low pressure, over Bay of Bengal, along the Tamil Nadu coast.

Chennai rains: Travel and other facilities are resumed

All domestic and international flights and also train services, from both Chennai Central and Egmore are resumed today, as water levels in the Adyar and Cooum rivers got reduced.

Not only travel facilities, even power supplies are resumed, and several other private and public sector banks, ATM services, had started functioning, from Saturday.

But to be on the safe side, Tamilnadu government had declared holidays for schools and colleges on Monday in the districts, including Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur.

Medical camps are being held at the several places in the city and suburbs. 'Nilavembu Kudineer', a prophylactic herbal neem drink that controls all types of fever associated with body ache, is being given to the Chennai residents.

To save the public, from spending huge money on vegetables, 11 state-run mobile fresh farm outlets began selling vegetables. Removing the fear about the scarcity of the petrol and diesel, Indian Oil Corporation assured that, it is running 81 % outlets in the city, with full stocks.

Chennai rains: CM Jayalalitha announces Rs. 4 lakh compensation

Meanwhile, Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa sanctioned Rs 4 lakh compensation to each member of the next of kin of seven persons, who died due to the Chennai rains from December 1-4 in various parts of the state.

“To avoid oxygen scarcity, 50,000 litres of medical oxygen has been procured from other states with Health Minister Vijayabaskar inspecting the arrivals,” a state government release said.

The state-run Aavin milk supply has improved from 10.2 lakh litres to 10.8 lakh litres yesterday. The government said it has constituted 15 monitoring committees to ensure supply of Aavin milk and milk powder to genuine public, living in the relief camps.

By Phani Ch

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