Services pick up pace in Chennai

But food still scarce, and only technical flights, ferries operational

Chennai: Flood-ravaged Chennai and its suburbs got respite from rains but residents battled scarcity of commodities and high prices while communication services and train services were partially restored.

Volunteers distribute relief material in Kotturpuram, in Chennai, on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Volunteers distribute relief material in Kotturpuram, in Chennai, on Saturday. Pic/PTI

But air services, suspended till Sunday, may take two or three more days to resume. Only technical flights and ferry services were operated on Saturday. However, intermittent rains and an overcast sky have left people worried.

The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast light rains in the next 24 hours for the city and suburbs. Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, SR Ramanan told reporters that heavy rains were possible in the coastal and southern districts of the state. He has advised fishermen of southern coastal districts against venturing into sea for fishing.

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