Watch: Rains wreak havoc in Chennai, leave parts of city submerged – The Indian Express

Chennai News

Incessant rains in Tamil Nadu have wreaked havoc in the capital city, where localities are inundated, trees uprooted and roads caved in. Commuters have been facing a tough time reaching their destinations.

The continuous downpour is due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal, which lies about 130 kilometres away from the city, is expected to cross the coast of north Tamil Nadu this evening.

Chennai traffic police Thursday closed 11 subways, including Vvasarpadi, Ganeshapuram, Ajaxs, Gangu reddy, Madley, Duraiswamy, Palavanthangal, Aranganathan, Villivakkam, Kakhan Bridge.

At least seven roads, including KK Nagar-Raja Mannar Salai, Mylapore-Sivaswamy Salai, EVR Salai-Gandhi Irwin to Nair Point, Sembeium-Jawahar Nagar, KS Peravallur-70 feet road, Pulianthope-Dr Ambedkar Road, Pulianthope High Road, Perambur Barracks Road, Tower clock and Vyasarpadi-Mullai Nagar Bridge, were cordoned off.

The Chennai airport suspended arrivals till 6 pm due to the inclement weather, but allowed departures. It said the decision was taken “considering the safety aspect of passengers and severity of wind”.

Watch: Chennai inundates after heavy rains