Train services disrupted in Chennai following deluge
Due to incessant rainfall in Chennai and across Tamil Nadu, train services have been severely affected, leaving normal lives disrupted
Chennai: Due to incessant rainfall in Chennai and across Tamil Nadu, train services have been severely affected, leaving normal lives disrupted. Many travelers were disturbed and unhappy as their trains got cancelled by the Southern Railways.
'Roads have got damaged due to rainfall and that is why train services have also got affected. People are very disturbed,' a disgruntled passenger told ANI.
'We had planned to go to the Tirupati but unfortunately the train has been cancelled. The Southern Railways has cancelled many trains,' said another traveler. Due to the incessant rainfall, the death toll has increased to 95.
Director of Regional Metrological Department S. R. Ramanan had earlier said that since the cyclone currently rests near Sri Lanka, heavy rains will continue for the next three days in Tamil Nadu.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to sea along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu.
Water activist Amla Ruia speaks to mid-day