Admitting that a hundred and fifteen locations had been peaceable waterlogged in Chennai metropolis and its suburbs, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami attributed it to the heavy downpour over the last five days.
Inspecting varied relief works across the metropolis, he advised journalists that the (northeast monsoon) in two months in total brings around 79 cm rainfall, however the metropolis and its suburbs agree with already recorded 56.6 cm in five days.
However, the authorities has taken steps correct now to construct up stagnant water. Out of 315 inundated localities, normality has been restored in 200 areas and work turn out to be on in the remaining. Waterlogging in 22 underneath-passes were fully cleared facilitating soft traffic waft, he said.
Claiming that about 14,000 tonnes of silt were removed alongside 1,500 km stretch ensuing in rainwater draining mercurial, Mr. Palaniswami said the authorities turn out to be clearing encroachments on waterbodies as per the SC and HC pointers.
He, alongside with Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, visited R.K. Nagar, Rettai Eri, Chitlapakkam and Pallavaram areas.
He asked the the authorities to absorb lengthy-interval of time flood mitigation projects.
At Chitlapakkam, residents’ welfare association members gathered in substantial numbers to present the Chief Minister a considerable-hand recordsdata about repeated flooding of their areas.
They said water from the Selaiyur lake inundated their areas and it took nearly four days for the administration to direct the water towards the Sembakkam lake.
A proposal to form a brand fresh channel connecting the two lakes at a sign of ₹96 crore turn out to be pending, they added.
In the meantime, the Madurantakam lake in Kancheepuram district has reached its most top of 23 ft. Consequently, further water turn out to be let off in Kiliyaar. A flood warning has been issued to 21 villages on the banks of the lake.
In Kancheepuram, of the 961 lakes, a complete of 117 reached their most capacity.
Reduction operations in Chennai and Kancheepuram districts continued on Sunday with the authorities including more fingers to the continued efforts.
The authorities on Sunday ordered the deployment of 9 further monitoring officers for the neighbouring district.
Mr. Palaniswami flagged off further 200 particular medical groups that may per chance well presumably discuss over with rain-affected areas.
The authorities should agree with bought an initial flood anguish estimate ready to newest it to High Minister Narendra Modi and search recordsdata from funds when he visits metropolis on Monday, however it has failed to derive so, PMK founder S. Ramadoss said in a bid.