Moderate Rain Resumes in Chennai After Two-Day Respite: Live Updates

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Chennai:  Many parts of Tamil Nadu including capital Chennai were pounded by heavy rain on Tuesday, disrupting rail, air and road traffic. This is the worst rain that the city has seen in nearly a hundred years, the weather office said. The city is slowly returning to normalcy with airport operations resuming today after 5 days of water-logging.


Dec 09, 2015
13:56 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare "the unprecedented, catastrophic floods as a national calamity".
Dec 09, 2015
10:21 (IST)
Rains resume in Chennai after a two-day respite, adding to woes of the people hit by floods and torrential rains for a week.
Dec 08, 2015
15:46 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi arrives in Chennai to meet flood affected people.
Dec 08, 2015
12:42 (IST)
  • Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Puducherry
  • I came here to see what has happened with my own eyes.
  • It's very important that instead of doing politics at this time, we should make sure people of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu are given relief.
Dec 08, 2015
12:25 (IST)

Dec 08, 2015
11:48 (IST)

Dec 08, 2015
11:23 (IST)

Dec 08, 2015
10:15 (IST)

Dec 07, 2015
20:11 (IST)
Over 15 lakh people have been rescued, evacuated and accommodated in relief centres, the government said today.
Dec 07, 2015
15:36 (IST)
Dec 07, 2015
14:36 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Announces Relief

  • Rs 10,000 for those who lost their huts in Chennai rains.
  • The chief minister sanctions 10,000 new dwellings.
Dec 07, 2015
14:26 (IST)
Airlifted Pregnant Woman Delivers Healthy Twin Girls in Chennai
A woman in her ninth-month of pregnancy, who was air-lifted last week from one of the worst rain-affected areas in Chennai, has given birth to healthy twin girls at a hospital in the city.
Dec 07, 2015
11:33 (IST)
Water Recedes, Focus on Rehabilitation of Affected
With water receding in most parts of this rain-battered city and its suburbs, the focus is now on clearing the various areas of the waste and muck left behind along with rehabilitation of affected people.
Dec 07, 2015
10:53 (IST)
Indigo to Operate 5 Flights

Five flights of #Indigo as well flying out of #Chennai#airport to limited destinations pic.twitter.com/eQ0jqFRz9j
Dec 07, 2015
10:31 (IST)

Dec 07, 2015
10:30 (IST)
Altogether five passenger flights, all belonging to Air India, took off from or landed at the Chennai airport till 5 pm on Sunday.
Dec 07, 2015
10:27 (IST)

Dec 07, 2015
10:27 (IST)
NDTV's Uma Sudhir was at the Chennai airport this morning. From manually issued boarding passes to empty baggage counters, here's look at the airport as it readies for full operations after 4 days.
Dec 07, 2015
10:00 (IST)
Chennai Airport Resumes 24-Hour Operations: 10 Developments
Chennai airport resumed 24-hour operations for both domestic and international flights today. So far, only Air India, Jet airways and Indigo have announced flight schedules for the day.
Dec 06, 2015
23:46 (IST)
The Coimbatore District Home Guards today sent 1.5 tonnes of relief materials to Chennai by an IAF aircraft.
Dec 06, 2015
22:02 (IST)
In view of difficulties faced by people of flood-hit Chennai, many financial institutions, including DHFL, have decided not to impose any penalty on the city's customers for delay in EMI payments.
Dec 06, 2015
20:31 (IST)
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi may visit rain-hit Chennai on December 8.
Dec 06, 2015
20:04 (IST)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announces Rs 1 crore financial aid for flood victims of Tamil Nadu.
Dec 06, 2015
18:53 (IST)
All domestic and international flight operations, both day and night, to resume from Chennai airport tomorrow morning: AAI.
Dec 06, 2015
18:12 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
18:01 (IST)
DGCA conducts initial inspection for night operations at Chennai airport, report awaited: Airports Authority of India spokesperson.
Dec 06, 2015
17:48 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
17:34 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
17:29 (IST)
IndiGo resumes partial flight operations to Chennai today with one service on Bangalore - Chennai - Mumbai - Delhi sector. IndiGo will operate increased flight schedule from Chennai on December 7, 2015 connecting Chennai with Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Dec 06, 2015
17:20 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
16:27 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
14:52 (IST)
Fresh Weather Updates
  • MET forecasts moderate rains in Chennai today.
  • Some places in Chennai  may receive high rainfall.
  • Coastal Tamil Nadu to receive widespread rains today.
Dec 06, 2015
14:50 (IST)
Updates on Flight Operations
  • Dawn to dusk  domestic operations resume at Chennai airport
  • Only Air India and Jet resume operations today. Just 4 flights to take off from Chennai today
  • International and round the clock operations expected  in 2 days
  • Radars, navigation equipment damaged in floods
  • Airforce radar in place as support equipment

Dec 06, 2015
11:07 (IST)
Air India flight takes off from.Chennai airport to port Blair, 150 passengers on board

Dec 06, 2015
11:00 (IST)
Just in: Commercial flight operations resume at Chennai airport after four days. Runway opened only for day-time flights
Dec 06, 2015
09:39 (IST)
FLASH: Heavy rain resumes in Chennai airport area, reports ANI news agency
Dec 06, 2015
09:38 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
09:36 (IST)
Weather Update
  1. Rains in several pockets of Chennai
  2. MET forecasts moderate rains in Chennai
  3. Heavy rain forecast for Coastal Tamil Nadu
  4. Low pressure trough moves between Kanyakumari  and Sri Lanka

Dec 06, 2015
09:35 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
09:28 (IST)
Latest
  1. Flight services to resume from 10 AM at Chennai airport
  2. Flight services only during the day
  3. Night flights unlikely to resume today.
  4. People taking shelter in auto rickshaws in Aminjikarai area
Dec 06, 2015
09:12 (IST)
DGCA clears passenger flights to function at Chennai Airport, but private airlines say they are not ready: ANI

Dec 06, 2015
08:01 (IST)

Dec 06, 2015
07:39 (IST)
LATEST

  • Rescue over in many areas, relief is focus
  • Fear of water-borne diseases, anger at politicians
  • Airport to resume commercial operations today
Dec 06, 2015
07:36 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
20:38 (IST)

Domestic passenger flights to resume from Chennai airport from 6am tomorrow, decision on night operations tomorrow, says Airports Authority of India: Press Trust of India

Dec 05, 2015
19:55 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
19:45 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh each for families of people killed in Chennai floods.
Dec 05, 2015
19:14 (IST)
Army personnel carrying out relief operations in Velachery, one of the worst flood-hit areas in Chennai. (PTI Photo)


Dec 05, 2015
18:19 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
16:58 (IST)
With knee-deep water in many areas, essentials like milk, food and drinking water are in short supply. (Reuters Photo)


Dec 05, 2015
16:12 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
16:08 (IST)
Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai) announces free bus services within Chennai till December 8: ANI
Dec 05, 2015
16:05 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
14:10 (IST)
Weather Update
  1. Light rains forecast in Chennai and Coastal Tamil Nadu today
  2. Trough of Low pressure moving westward from Bay of Bengal towards Arabian sea.
  3. Chennai receives up to 4.5 cm rain  in 12 hours till 8:30 am this morning
Dec 05, 2015
14:07 (IST)


  • Chennai airport opens for limited flights for relief supplies  
  • Four relief aircrafts take off from Chennai airport; relief choppoers land too
  • Limited commercail flight operations will resume after power supply is restored
  • Tamilnadu Electricity authorites: Power supply restored to airport, they have internal issues
Dec 05, 2015
13:44 (IST)
Our helicopters are doing aerial surveys constantly, helpline number is 25394240. Arakkonam operating as an aircraft coordination airfield, over 100 flights in & out of Arakkonam have already taken place: ANI
Dec 05, 2015
13:40 (IST)

Our helicopters are doing aerial surveys constantly, helpline number is 25394240
Arakkonam operating as an aircraft coordination airfield, over 100 flights in & out of Arakkonam have already taken place
Dec 05, 2015
13:40 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
13:35 (IST)
Volunteers look to rescue people stranded in a residential area in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu

  • Power supply remains suspended in badly waterlogged area due to safety reasons
  • In many area water has entered in power transformers  
  • Partial restoration of telecommunication and train services,
  • Telephone landline services were being restored
  • Water levels of Adyar and Cooum rivers are down

Dec 05, 2015
09:37 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
09:35 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
09:10 (IST)
AAVIN launches helplines for milk supply in Chennai. People can call on following numbers for milk supply.

98403 87510, 98409 07494, 94439 44908 


Dec 05, 2015
08:36 (IST)

Dec 05, 2015
08:12 (IST)
Chennai Updates
  • Long queues at ATM machines, petrol pumps, power restored in 80 per cent area. Safe drinking water biggest problem
  • Connectivity remains a huge challenge with power off and weak mobile signals in most areas
  • Many areas are still waterlogged. Velachery, Munipakkam, Thoraipakkam, Tambaram, Sholinganallur all under water
  • There is a shortage of around 3 lakh litres of milk as the city requires at least 11.5 lakh litres, say government sources. The arrangements are being made from the neighbouring districts
Dec 05, 2015
07:55 (IST)
Flight operations are expected to resume at the Chennai airport today, even as intermittent rain continues to lash Tamil Nadu after a short dry spell.


Dec 04, 2015
23:24 (IST)

Dec 04, 2015
23:22 (IST)