Chennai floods: Sun comes out, but water stagnation continues in various pockets of the city
Sun shone bright in Chennai and neighbouring districts on Sunday morning, bringing respite to citizens facing the monsoon fury for the past few days.
However, problems of water stagnation continued in some parts of the city and its suburbs such as Pallikaranai.
Sun came out in Chennai and neighbouring districts, raising hopes of stagnant water receding.
Special rescue and relief teams have been formed even as dams and reservoirs were being monitored to prevent anti-social elements from creating problems, the government had said in a statement yesterday.
Earlier, rains continued to lash the city and neighbouring districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur besides other regions of Tamil Nadu, even as the MeT department forecast more rainfall due to a low pressure area persisting in the Bay of Bengal.
Commuters had a harrowing time due to delayed services of buses and trains and severe traffic snarls. Mild rainfall was recorded in some areas in the state, moderate in others and heavy in some pockets.
Schools and colleges, closed since October 31, were shut today as well and several university exams were postponed. The state-level National Talent Search Exam scheduled for Sunday was deferred to November 18.
Civic authorities, including corporation officials, district collectors (Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur) coordinated relief work.
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