Chennai News Live: Sudden rain lashes Chennai, Tamil Nadu; holiday declared in schools and colleges in four districts – The Indian Express

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Rain continued to lash several districts of Tamil Nadu, including Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Pudukkotai, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi, and others Thursday. The district administration of Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, and Thanjavur has declared a holiday for schools and colleges Thursday due to heavy rain forecasts. Chennai and other neighbouring districts, including Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu, witnessed heavy showers since morning.

Meanwhile, the Greater Chennai police have announced traffic diversions on GST Road near the Guindy flyover from Thursday to Sunday in view of the highways department’s flood restoration work and underground cable-laying work of the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited. The diversions will be effective from 11 pm to 5 am on the four days, according to a police release issued on Wednesday. All commercial and heavy vehicles plying in the outgoing direction at Anna Salai towards St. Thomas Mount would be diverted at the Guindy bridge towards MRC Road.

Separately, police personnel have been deployed in and around Parandur village in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram district where locals have been protesting against the state government’s move to build a second airport for Chennai. While villagers allege that the “police are everywhere” since last week, the Kancheepuram police have said that it is just a preventive measure to avoid untoward incidents.

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