"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 said in a press conference here. This was announced by the Collectors of the respective cities as per a report by B Sivakumari in The Times of India.
Chennai: Chennai and neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram are likely to get another intense spell of northeast monsoon rains for the next couple of days due to a "well-marked" low pressure area in Bay of Bengal.
He also said that monsoon has just started here and will last till December. The IMD has forecast that rain will continue in Chennai throughout the day on Monday. With the cyclonic system's movement, the rainfall in Chennai and other districts will gradually decrease, he said. However, the intensity of rains is expected to pick up the pace during the late evening and night hours. According to Indian Meteorological Department, Nungambakkam recorded a total of 52 mm of rainfall while Meenambakkam received around 18.2 mm.
Due to "speedy work of ministers", there was no more waterlogging in Chennai, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy. Of 204 waterlogged areas, 109 locations were cleared. To address rain-related issues, the civic body has deployed 790 workers, the press release added.