Chennai News Live Updates: Heavy rains lash city, red alert issued in some districts; PM Modi to visit Dindigul today – The Indian Express

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Chennai News live Updates: A woman wades through a waterlogged street following excessive rainfall in Chennai early November (PTI Photo)(PTI11_02_2022_000111B)

Chennai News Live Updates, November 11, 2022: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for the four districts of Tiruvallur, Ranipet and Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu on Friday and forecast very heavy rainfall in Chennai and several other districts in the coming days. The Tamil Nadu government has also declared a holiday for educational institutions in several districts on Friday on account of the rain. According to latest inputs from the Regional Meteorlogical Centre, Chennai, the well-marked low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of northeast Sri Lanka is very likely to move northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts till Saturday morning. It is likely to move across Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Saturday and Sunday, an officer said.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu Friday to take part in the 36th convocation ceremony of the Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) in Dindigul, elaborate security arrangements have been put in place. More than 4,000 police personnel have been deployed around Dindigul and other neighbouring districts. The police said surveillance has been increased and they are carrying out checks at major public gathering points, including railway stations, bus stands as well as in lodges, ahead of the prime minister’s visit. The police have also made alternate traffic arrangements in the state’s Dindigul and Madurai districts ahead of PM Modi’s visit.

Five people are feared dead and over 10 others injured in a blast at a firecracker unit near Tirumangalam in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district Thursday, police said. The number of casualties is likely to increase, said the Fire and Rescue Services personnel who are at spot carrying out rescue operations. Madurai SP Shiva Prasad told that the incident happened around 1.30 pm.

Chennai News Live Updates today: PM Modi is to visit Dindigul to take part in the 36th convocation ceremony of the Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) ; schools closed due to heavy rain in the city; follow this space for live updates