Chennai, Nov 3: Rains resumed in some parts of Chennai after a brief relief on Friday morning. While schools and colleges remained shut, some private offices have also declared a holiday due to incessant downpour and heavy waterlogging in many areas. Also Read - IT Department Detects Rs 220 Crore in Black Money After Raids on Chennai-Based Tiles Company
The offices that have not declared a holiday have also been advised to do so with more rains in forecast. National Disaster Management and the State Disaster Management have advised people to stay at home. Also Read - Chennai School Class 10 Exam Paper Row: Question Refers Protesting Farmers as 'Violent Maniacs', Triggers Social Media Backlash
The city recorded 168 mm of rains from 8:30 am on Thursday to 1:35 am on Friday, according to Skymet Weather. The rains have affected road, rail traffic. Delays were reported on local train routes. The weather department have forecast the rains to continue over the weekend.
Helpline Number Issued
The authorities in Chennai have issued helpline numbers amid continuous rains. The Helpline number for all districts of Tamil Nadu is 1077, for Chennai, it is 1070. Here are the other helpline numbers.
Exams Cancelled, Postponed
Several colleges and universities have either cancelled or postponed exams due to heavy rains. The exam that was to be conducted today at Ambedkar Law University has been cancelled. The date of the exam will be announced later, a varsity press release said.
Anna University engineering college examinations which were to be held on December 1 (Thursday) have been cancelled.
CM E Palaniswamy Asks Authorities to work on war-footing
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami on Thursday ordered his ministers to carry out the relief work in Chennai and Kancheepuram “on war footing.” He has asked people not to panic and stay at home.
The CM asked his ministers to take stock of the damage caused by the rain in the state in the last one week.
Days after naming senior bureaucrats as coordinators to all 15 zones of the corporation here to monitor relief work, the State government, in an official release, said IAS officials have been deputed for all districts as well.