Chennai Rains: Trains and underpasses affected, Metro providers proceed


The Covai to Chennai intercity rail had come to a standstill at Thiruvallur resulting from waterlogging on the tracks.

Following heavy rains in Chennai, transport providers have been hit. At the least two trains leaving Central Station have been rescheduled. The Mangalore Specific Particular has been delayed by three hours and 10 minutes, and the Jaipur Specific Particular has been delayed two hours and 50 minutes, as of now. The Divisional Railway Supervisor (DRM), Chennai stated that no lengthy distance trains might be cancelled although rescheduling might be anticipated. The DRM has additionally requested passengers to name 139 for clarifications relating to trains being rescheduled. The Covai to Chennai intercity rail had come to a standstill at Thiruvallur resulting from waterlogging on the tracks; the DRM later introduced that the prepare was making its approach slowly to Chennai.

The DRM additional requested passengers to observe their Twitter deal with for updates relating to trains departing from Egmore, Tambaram and Chennai Central stations.

Earlier in the present day, the EMU suburban prepare service between Seaside Station and Egmore was stopped resulting from flooding on the tracks.

A number of undepasses too have been flooded as a result of rains. EVR Salai/Gangureddy subway, Duraisamy subway, Madley Subway, Vyasarpadi Subway, Ganeshapuram Subway and Villivakkam Subway have been closed for gentle automobiles and two-wheelers resulting from waterlogging.

Chennai airport in the meantime stated that flight providers haven’t been impacted. Chennai Metro Rail providers have additionally been functioning with out disruption and trains have been accessible each 10 minutes. The Hindu reported that the wind pace is being monitored at 4 areas — Wimco Nagar, Alandur, Koyambedu and Toll Gate — and if the pace exceeds 90 kmph, then providers might be suspended.

On November 6, Saturday night time, Chennai recorded the best rainfall since 2015 as incessant showers lashed the town in a single day. Incessant rain from 8.30 pm on Saturday until 5 am on Sunday left the town inundated with water getting into houses in a number of low-lying areas. A flood alert was issued to these dwelling within the low-lying areas of Sirukalathur, Kavanur, Kundrathur, Thiruvmudivakkam, Vazhuthigaimedu, Thiruneermalai, Adyar, and elements of Ambattur, Ashok Pillar areas additionally. Nungambakkam obtained rainfall of 215 mm, Chennai airport 113 mm from 8.30 am on Saturday to eight.30 am on Sunday. On December 1, 2015 Chennai had obtained 494 mm of rainfall over a 24-hour window, resulting in the deaths of round 250 folks. Chennai was declared a catastrophe zone on December 2, 2015.

Heavy rains led to flooding in lots of elements of the town, together with Purasawalkam, Anna Nagar, Kodambakkam, and Vayasarpadi subway.


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