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Relief to TN; monsoon fury subsides

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The fury of the north-east monsoon which had hit other districts of Tamil Nadu so far has turned its attention more towards Andhra Pradesh. However, the development of an upper air circulation over interior Tamilnadu and neighbourhood has meant that most parts of Tamil Nadu would get some rains though not in the very heavy category.

Much to the relief of people of Tamil Nadu, the impact of the North East monsoon subsided on November 18 morning with only a few districts experiencing rains and life was gradually limping back to normal here.

Tiruvallur district along with some areas around Madurai had experienced moderate showers even as the severely-affected Kancheepuram was inching back to normalcy. Suburban areas in Chennai were still inundated.

In Chennai, civic authorities were pumping out water from inundated localities in south suburban Velachery, one of the worst-affected, with boats being used to transport people to safer places.

Boats had also been deployed at Velachery, Perumbakkam, Saidapet, Thoraipakkam and Nandambakkam to rescue people.

Meanwhile, areas in Korattur in Chennai were still in knee-deep water. Authorities said it could take a couple of days for water to dry up fully.

In Kancheepuram district, the Army and Air Force were deployed since Tuesday to rescue stranded citizens as torrential rains left residents marooned. The Navy and Coast Guard had also joined rescue operations.

Respite from rains for the last two days enabled people to venture out to buy essential commodities.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has already announced allocation of Rs. 500 crore towards relief and rehabilitation besides solatium for the next of kin of the dead.

According to the Met Office, there could be rains in Puducherry besides moderate rain in some areas of Chennai during the day on Wednesday.

Vegetable prices, especially in the affected areas, have skyrocketed following poor arrival of the produce from other States.

Southern Railways had on Tuesday cancelled over 15 trains bound for various destinations due to water-logging on tracks.

A few trains were also cancelled on Wednesday.

Most of the schools and colleges in Chennai and suburbs remained closed on Wednesday.

Special Information Centre at Chennai Central

The Special Information Centre at Chennai Central railway station can be contacted at 044-25357398 for any information on cancellation or diversion of train service.

Cancellation / diversion of train services on Wednesday:

The following train services have been cancelled due to heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh:

  • Train No.16031 Chennai Central – Jammu Tawi Andaman express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 05.15 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12077 Chennai Central – Vijayawada Jan Shatabdi express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 07.35 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12842 Chennai Central – Howrah Coromandel express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 08.45 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12656 Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Navajeevan express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 09.35 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12603 Chennai Central – Hyderabad express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 16.35 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12759 Chennai Central – Hyderabad Charminar express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 18.10 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12840 Chennai Central – Howrah Mail, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 23.45 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.57239 Chennai Central – Gudur passenger train, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 16.00 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CST express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 11.55 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.11028 Chennai Central – Mumbai CST Mail, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.50 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12164 Chennai Egmore – Dadar express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 06.50 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.17651 Chennai Egmore – Kacheguda express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 17.20 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.17643 Chennai Egmore – Kakinada Port Circar express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 17.00 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.22403 Puducherry – New Delhi express, scheduled to leave Puducherry at 19.05 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12897 Puducherry – Bhubaneswar express, scheduled to leave Puducherry at 18.30 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12868 Puducherry – Howrah express, scheduled to leave Puducherry at 12.30 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.22604 Villupuram – Kharagpur express, scheduled to leave Villupuram at 11.40 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.17408 Mannargudi – Tirupati express, scheduled to leave Mannargudi at 05.30 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.15119 Rameswaram – Manduadih express, scheduled to leave Rameswaram at 23.00 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.13352 Alappuzha – Dhanbad / Tata express, scheduled to leave Alappuzha at 06.00 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.17229 Thiruvananthapuram – Hyderabad Sabari express, scheduled to leave Thiruvananthapuram at 07.15 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.22816 Ernakulam – Bilaspur express, scheduled to leave Ernakulam at 08.50 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.12641 Kanniyakumari – Hazrat Nizamuddin Thirukkural express, scheduled to leave Kanniyakumari at 19.15 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.17236 Nagercoil – Bangalore express, scheduled to leave Nagercoil at 19.05 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.17605 Mangalore – Kacheguda express, scheduled to leave Mangalore at 20.00 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.02848 Chennai Central – Howrah special train, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 17.10 hrs. on 18.11.2015, has been cancelled.

The following train services will be diverted due to heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh:

  • Train No.12625 Thiruvananthapuram – New Delhi Kerala express on 18.11.2015 will be diverted via Shoranur, Mangalore Jn. and Konkan Railway.
  • Train No.16382 Kanniyakumari – Mumbai CST express on 18.11.2015 will be diverted via Shoranur, Mangalore Jn. and Konkan Railway.

The following trains had been cancelled for November 19 due to heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh:

  • Train No.12687 Madurai – Dehra Dun / Chandigarh bi-weekly Express, scheduled to leave Madurai at 23.25 hrs. on 18.11.2015 and Chennai Central at 09.45 hrs. on 19.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.22808 Chennai Central – Santragachi bi-weekly Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 08.10 hrs. on 19.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.22826 Chennai Central – Shalimar weekly Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 16.25 hrs. on 19.11.2015, has been cancelled.
  • Train No.19419 Chennai Central – Ahmedabad bi-weekly Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 20.00 hrs. on 19.11.2015, has been cancelled.

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