New Delhi, Nov 14: Schools in Chennai will remain shut on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed many parts of the city and neighbouring districts.
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that there could be more rains in one or two places in northern coastal districts such as Chennai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram and Cuddalore, besides neighbouring Puducherry till Wednesday.
Chennai has been witnessing isolated rains for the past few days. Continuous rainfall has disrupted lives of people, with authorities being forced to shut schools and colleges. Rainwater had accumulated at several areas on the outskirts of Chennai, while residents have to struggle through knee-deep water outside their homes.
Couple of days ago, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had said that his government has asked for relief fund from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the issue of water logging caused due to heavy rainfall in Chennai.
“When PM Modi came to Chennai he discussed the issue of rain water logging, so we asked for relief fund from the Central Government and have sent a proposal on the same,” Palaniswami had said while addressing a press conference.