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Heavy rains: Holiday declared for Schools, Colleges in Chennai on Monday

Chennai, Nov 28 (BPNS)

The Chennai district collector, Dr. Vijayarani has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the district on Monday after incessant rains and waterlogging in several parts of the district.

In T Nagar heavy rains have led to waterlogging and water gushed into several residences making it impossible to stay on the lower floor and most have shifted to the upper floors. However several houses with only single floor are not in livable conditions and many have shifted to hotels and some to the residences of close relatives.

After many roads and subways are closed, Chennai city is grappling with traffic woes and vehicles have to take diversions.

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin visited the rain-affected areas of Ganapathy Nagar in Thirumullaivoyal and distributed relief materials to people and visited several other rain-affected areas in the city.

About 700 people were shifted to relief camps in Chennai and 392 streets in 108 neighbourhoods in the city were inundated.

Selvaraj, a resident of Ganapathy Nagar, Thirumullaivoyal while speaking to BPNS said, “This is a recurring phenomenon and has not developed one fine morning. The waterlogging issue has to be dealt with war footing and unless the government does it properly, things will be difficult for people to live here. I have to daily wade through water and it’s creating itching sensation in my foot.”