Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa conducts aerial survey of flood-hit areas

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Chennai and its suburbs.

The Chief Minister, who was in a chopper, witnessed first hand the damage caused by the monsoon fury, officials said.

Later she took stock of the issue with the senior officials, they said.

The Chief Minister wanted to undertake the exercise on Wednesday but could not do so because of bad weather and the inability expressed by the pilots. She had on Wednesday detailed the various steps taken by the government to tackle the situation in Chennai and other flood-hit districts.

Various ministers, including O Paneerselvam, have been deputed to take charge of the relief works in different districts. Senior IAS officials have also been tasked to ensure that relief reaches the people in the worst-affected Chennai and other districts.

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