Chennai: On Thursday, officials said that Southern Railways has cancelled 15 trains due to heavy rainfall and water logging in Chennai, officials said. Railway officials said that Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special and Tirunelveli-Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special were among the trains canceled for the day.
Chennai: On Thursday, officials said that Southern Railways has cancelled 15 trains due to heavy rainfall and water logging in Chennai, officials said. Railway officials said This development came after several other trains were cancelled for the day, including the Tirunelveli-Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special and the Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special.
The Railways officials further informed that the suburban trains in Chennai Central-Arakkonam, Chennai Beach-Chengalpattu and Chintadripet -Velachery (MRTS) sections would run as per their scheduled timings. Passengers were advised to pay attention to the affected trains and plan their journey accordingly.
On Thursday due to severe flooding in several parts of these districts in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, the Tamil Nadu government has announced a holiday for all schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu .
On Thursday, Schools and colleges in six taluks — Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram — will remain closed . Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in the state today to take stock of the flood situation in the wake of Cyclone ‘Michaung’.
He will be accompanied by Thangam Thennarasu, the state Finance Minister and chief secretary, during his aerial survey of the flood-affected areas. The Defence Minister will hold a meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin and review the relief work being carried out by various agencies in the state, after his aerial visit .