Cuddalore limps back to normalcy, TN rains death toll rises to 50
Cuddalore district is slowly returning to normalcy with electricity supply provided to 585 village panchayats.
Rural Department secretary and special officer for rehabilitation measures Gangandeep Singh Bedi told TNIE that in rest of the 108 villages electricity will be provided in the next two days. “Work to restore the power supply to the affected villages is still on. Till then, generators are being used to fill the overhead tanks to supply drinking water,” he said.
About 220 generators have been brought to the district to provide power supply, according to TNIE report. 23 transformers are also set-up in the place.
Due to rains in Tamil Nadu, the death has gone up to 50 in the state. In which, seven people lost their lives in different incidents in Chennai.
The Met department has stated that it will continue to rain over weekend, according to TOI report.
The Met department recorded 15cm of rainfall in Nugambakkam in Chennai till Friday morning which is the highest in the past five years.
Most of the railway tracks were heavily submerged in rainwater upto 3ft of water and many long distance trains were delayed as they had to wait for hours outside Chennai Central.
About 26 suburban train services were cancelled from Central to Gummidipoondi and Thiruvallur.
Trains like Navjivan Express, Bengaluru double-decker and Trivandrum Express were delayed by more than two hours.
The residents in many areas in Chennai protested against the Corporation’s inability to clear rainwater on the roads.