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HAL Estimates Rs 50 Crore to Make Drowned Chennai Coast Guard Planes Airworthy

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NEW DELHI: For first 48 several hours of incessant rains in Chennai, the Coastline Guard could not utilise its aircraft stationed the Point out cash during the most ‘crucial’ period for rescue functions, as it was caught napping. All air assets of Chennai air station, which includes 5 Dornier aircrafts and two Cheetah helicopters, ended up fully submerged in h2o.

It led to grounding of the complete fleet of Chennai air foundation and preliminary assessment of the hurt suggests that that it will take nearly 6 months to operationalise them. And it will cost almost `50 crore for its repairs.

This lapse on the element of maritime protection power intended that it experienced to call in from other air bases like Kochi, Kolkata and Bhubneswar for deploying them in reduction and rescue procedure in Chennai.

In accordance sources, incessant rains on the intervening evening of December 1-2 flooded the Coast Guard air foundation of Chennai, in which five Dornier aircraft and two Cheetah helicopters parked there had been fully watered. Contacting it a full violation of Standard Running Process, essential officers of the Coast Guard claim that such lapse could have been prevented.

“As weather conditions warning was issued a working day in progress, these air belongings need to have been moved out to risk-free air bases like Arakoram, Bengaluru or Kochi. It is a gross violation of normal functioning process to take care of normal disaster like circumstance,” a senior Coast Guard officer mentioned.

In this regard, an internal note has been despatched to the ministry of defence by the Chennai place of work of the Indian Coastline Guard and probe is currently being purchased into the goof-up on the element of the of its air upkeep wing of the Coastline Guard.


An inundated Coastline Guard plane at the Chennai airbase. 5 Dornier plane and two Cheetah helicopters were rendered ineffective by weighty rains that lashed the city

 

Engineers of the HAL, which manufactures and maintains these aircraft, have presently inspected the reduction and harm and they are believed to have presented an estimate shut to `50 crore for repairs and to make them airworthy.

This has cast a shadow in excess of the exemplary function completed by the defence forces in aid and rescue operations in flood-strike locations of Tamil Nadu. Thousands of people were airlifted by Coastline Guard, Navy and IAF choppers included in the search and rescue procedure and food packets have been air dropped to the inundated areas of Chennai.

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Rahane, Ashwin Dedicate India’s Win to Chennai Flood Victims

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NEW DELHI: India cricketers Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin today committed their team’s three- Check earn from South Africa to the Chennai flood victims and also lauded the Indian Military for their rescue and relief work.

“I would like to devote this to the people in Chennai who are suffering from the floods and the Indian Military who is supporting out…this one is for them,” Rahane, who received the

male-of-the-match award for his twin hundreds of years in the previous Take a look at right here, mentioned at the put up match presentation ceremony.

Ashwin, who bagged the guy-of-the-collection for his 31 wickets and essential contributions with the bat, said he would personally like to go out and help these individuals suffering in Chennai.

“Happiness acquired the far better of me, I would like to dedicate my gentleman of the sequence to the ppl suffering from the Chennai floods,” Ashwin wrote on his twitter deal with.

“I would also like to incorporate that I am not going to do anything becoming a member of arms with any individual,I would go down individually and do what I like,” he additional added.

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IAF’s Giant Aircrafts Saving Lives From Kashmir to Chennai

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CHENNAI: Heavylifter C-17 Globemaster and the C-130J Super Hercules, which helped in preserving 1000’s of lives for the duration of Uttarakhand and Kashmir floods and the fatal Nepal earthquake early this year, once again did a yeoman service in rain-hit Chennai exactly where they ferried practically one,five hundred men and women to safety following the deluge.

The two tremendous aircraft, India’s prized defence property, also played a essential part in ferrying NDRF and Army teams along with weighty tools from different areas of the country to Tambaram Air Base and Arakkonam Naval Foundation, the two nodal details that played a critical position in overall rescue operations in the wake of torrential rains listed here.

The fifth of the initial six C-130J Super Hercules for the Indian Air Force departs from the Lockheed Martin facility at Marietta last month. (IANS)
A C-130J Super Hercules of the Indian Air Pressure. | IANS/File

“The propeller-driven C-130J is capable of landing on short runaway, even on ‘kucha’ terrain and which is why they confirm so crucial in this kind of functions.

“But, prior to Chennai floods, they served in rescue functions during the Uttarakhand floods in 2013, where they landed at Dharasu. This massive hen has also landed in Daulat Beg Oldie (Innovative Landing Floor) in Ladakh,” a senior defence official advised PTI.

Developed by American plane maker Lockheed Martin, six C-130Js had been obtained by India in 2008, and these are based at the Hindon Air Base, exterior of Delhi.

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The one that flew from Palam to Tambaram on December 2 was from this base only.

It came back the up coming working day carrying about 120 men and women onboard.

Junior Warrant Officer Chandran Mohanan, a loadmaster, on that C-130J states, “It fills me with delight to be a crew member of this prestigious transport aircraft, and to be ready to provide our region by rescuing folks.

“I have witnessed Bihar floods. And I have been component of the rescue functions for the duration of Uttarakhand and J-K floods, onboard this aircraft, and occasionally it utilized to get emotionally frustrating to see people crying, but it felt always fantastic to see family members acquiring united.”

Tambaram Foundation, situated nearly 30 kms outside the house Chennai, has a shorter runway, and for that reason the C17s heading for rescue operations had been landing at Arakkonam Foundation, 70 kms west of the metropolis.

Sitting regal on the tarmac, the ‘big bird’ transported to basic safety over 480 folks to Delhi, Hyderabad and Patna from December three-5, a senior Naval formal of Arakkonam or INS Rajali Base said.

The C-17s can carry about 230-250 folks onboard.

Although equally the C-17s as nicely as the Tremendous Hercules flew in and out of Nepal throughout the quake tragedy and the Kashmir floods, supplying rescue and relief, for the duration of Uttartkhand cloudburst disaster only C-130Js ended up employed.

“The C17s can very well land at Jolly Grant (Dehradun Airport) but they have been not needed.

“In Kashmir, they landed at Srinagar Airport for the duration of the rescue operations,” a top IAF official mentioned.

Thirty nine year-outdated Mohanan, a Kerala indigenous, chatting about C-130J claims, “This plane is so versatile, it (American C-130J) is recognized to have landed in severe temperature, which includes in Antarctica.”

“It has a fore-to-aft size of about 56 ft and a ramp measuring 10-fifteen ft. In one particular go, it can carry 128 folks and has a capability of 20 tonne.

But, for VIP configuration, it can be changed appropriately,” he included.

“Its crew involves two pilots, 1 CSO (overcome system operator) and two loadmasters,” Mohanan said.

Captain S L Singh, the pilot of the Tremendous Herc, who flew on December 2 from Palam to Tambaram, states, “this aircraft is scientifically very innovative. It can collect dwell footage whilst flying and thus is strategically an important asset.”

Captain Singh, of Squadron seventy seven ‘Veiled Vipers’ dependent in Hindon, claims, “The Tremendous Hercules are India”s prized possession and significantly enhance our armed forces transport capabilities.”

The rescued men and women ended up all praise for the defence staff and their traveling giants.

“Being rescued from our higher education 1st by the Military and the getting flown to Hyderabad in a C-seventeen of the IAF, it only lifted the respect we experienced for the defence forces, following observing them up, near and individual,” stated George, a scholar of SRM College right here, who was rescued together with hundreds of other pupils from his campus.

As Chennai limped back to normalcy, and trains and bus transportations resumed procedure, the aerial sorties and airdropping of aid had been named off from yesterday.       Kopal Gupta, a Dehradun native, and college student of VIT Vellore campus, was remaining stranded at the Chennai Airport for two days, ahead of being rescued and flown to Delhi on December four.

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Flood-hit Chennai Airport to Start Flight Operations From Monday

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CHENNAI:  It was a day of attrition for the thousands of personnel and volunteers, whose efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and offer relief to the thousands of flood-hit people of Chennai had to weather a few hostile spells of heavy showers right from Sunday morning.

The Chennai airport that shut down in the onslaught of the rains earlier this week, finally got back on track, with a few Air India flights managing to operate with the limited facilities available. Having received the nod from the regulator DGCA, it will resume full operations for all domestic and international operations from Monday morning, said Airports Authority of India.

Chennai Airport Back in Action Today

Runway clear; power back; DGCA gives green light to open airport for night time operations; domestic and international terminals to be operational from 6 am on Monday

Train Services Likely to be Restored Today  

Southern Railway is aiming to restore normal services from Monday, to come as a welcome relief for passengers who have been stranded for about a week.

In coastal Cuddalore, however, the heavy pounding continued all through the night till the wee hours of Sunday, which filled up rivers, canals and ponds, and marooned villages, leaving hundreds stranded. With some areas receiving over 16 cm rains, furthering the misery of thousands in the district, 160 Army personnel including doctors have reached there carrying equipment to undertake rescue measures.

Rain relief materials have been pouring in from across India, and even from Indians living abroad. The army personnel, fishermen with their rescue boats and the thousands of volunteers on the streets and behind the scenes refused to let Chennai sink

Relief work by thousands of personnel from the local police and Fire and Rescue services, the Army, Navy and Air Force, and the Indian Coast Guard and NDRF continued unhindered, even as it rained heavily during the morning hours. Showers were reported from all parts of the city and outside areas, with an intensity that raised concerns in the minds of those who were working on the ground.  However, it subsided around noon, much to the relief of the personnel, and also volunteers involved in relief work.

Eyes in the Sky Help Police Rescue 25 Stranded Families

Deployment of drones by the city police had helped rescue members of as many as 25 flood-hit families so far, HD camera on the drone provided real time feed to the control room, which was operated by Prof Senthil of MIT, Chromepet.

Cops Turn Messengers of Good News to Faraway Kin

If not for the Chennai police, the NRI son of an elderly couple living here wouldn’t have heaved a sigh of relief – he could not contact them for days ever since the rains wreaked havoc on the city.

The Railways, however, could not run the three trains bound for Kerala on Sunday due to operational reasons, and also cancelled as many as 10 trains to destinations including Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, frustrating hundreds of people who were desperately trying to get out of the flood-ravaged metropolis.

However, it did manage to operate suburban lines for local trains and also specials to ferry people to other parts of the State. The zonal railways has expressed hope that it would be able to resume full scale operations from Chennai Central and Egmore stations – the two key hubs that cater to thousands every day. The MTC, meanwhile, had a substantial patronage despite it being a Sunday.  With the largescale rescue operations almost getting over, the city police have turned to drones to reach into marooned neighbourhoods in search of possible survivors. The expert who is handling the drone is coordinating with the rescue teams so as to deploy manpower only in essential areas.

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Going by the buzz within the volunteer community numbering thousands, the need of the hour now is water, milk and materials including blankets, dress especially women’s clothing, medical professionals and medicines, and sanitary napkins. Volunteers have also pointed out that the waste and stagnant water could raise a serious health hazard. The City Corporation said in a statement that as many as 24,500 workers were on the ground and 120 trucks deployed to carry the waste away from the streets. More men and machinery are being brought in from other municipal bodies from around the State, it said.

  Couple Names Baby Girl After Good Samaritan

Chitra and Mohan just had a child, a darling baby girl whom they named Yunus. How else does one express the gratitude towards a man who rescued them during the floods?

Nigerian Sisters Join Rescue Operations After Surgery  

Doctors, paramedics from the hospital were involved in distributing relief materials to the people affected by the flood. Seeing this, Eoukugho who had undergone a surgery and her sister Roli Noloma accompanying her, joined the rescue team.

The weathermen, meanwhile, predicted more showers for the city for the next 48 hours, though with much less intensity. According to Regional Meteorological Department (RMD), the low pressure area over Sri Lanka and adjoining Comorin area off south Tamil Nadu coast now lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast, allowing relief to the State. “Only some places in the interior districts and the coastal districts might see heavy downpour,” said S B Thampi, Deputy Director of RMD.

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The Pursuit of Electronics

If a calamity brings out the best in many, it also throws up unsavoury characteristics among a few, who were seen collecting electronic items out of flooded Saidapet area.

‘Driving Out Dogs’ to Keep Them Fully Safe and Dry

Pooches may just be luckier than their two-legged owners, a boarding facility for dogs on the ECR organised a series of trips to Bengaluru to keep their house guests dry and well cared for.

Primordial Water and its Associated Myths

How lucky to be dry. How lucky to have water to drink, a toilet that flushed. How lucky to be parcelling food and not waiting for it. How lucky to be in my own clothes, and to have excess to give.

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Flood-hit Chennai Airport to Start Flight Operations from Monday

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CHENNAI:  It was a day of attrition for the thousands of personnel and volunteers, whose efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and offer relief to the thousands of flood-hit people of Chennai had to weather a few hostile spells of heavy showers right from Sunday morning.

Runway clear; power back; DGCA gives green light to open airport for night time operations; domestic and international terminals to be operational from 6 am on Monday

Train Services Likely to be Restored Today  

Southern Railway is aiming to restore normal services from Monday, to come as a welcome relief for passengers who have been stranded for about a week.

In coastal Cuddalore, however, the heavy pounding continued all through the night till the wee hours of Sunday, which filled up rivers, canals and ponds, and marooned villages, leaving hundreds stranded. With some areas receiving over 16 cm rains, furthering the misery of thousands in the district, 160 Army personnel including doctors have reached there carrying equipment to undertake rescue measures.

Rain relief materials have been pouring in from across India, and even from Indians living abroad. The army personnel, fishermen with their rescue boats and the thousands of volunteers on the streets and behind the scenes refused to let Chennai sink

Relief work by thousands of personnel from the local police and Fire and Rescue services, the Army, Navy and Air Force, and the Indian Coast Guard and NDRF continued unhindered, even as it rained heavily during the morning hours. Showers were reported from all parts of the city and outside areas, with an intensity that raised concerns in the minds of those who were working on the ground.  However, it subsided around noon, much to the relief of the personnel, and also volunteers involved in relief work.

The Chennai airport that shut down in the onslaught of the rains earlier this week, finally got back on track, with a few Air India flights managing to operate with the limited facilities available. Having received the nod from the regulator DGCA, it will resume full operations for all domestic and international operations from Monday morning, said Airports Authority of India.

The Railways, however, could not run the three trains bound for Kerala on Sunday due to operational reasons, and also cancelled as many as 10 trains to destinations including Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, frustrating hundreds of people who were desperately trying to get out of the flood-ravaged metropolis.

However, it did manage to operate suburban lines for local trains and also specials to ferry people to other parts of the State. The zonal railways has expressed hope that it would be able to resume full scale operations from Chennai Central and Egmore stations – the two key hubs that cater to thousands every day.

The MTC, meanwhile, had a substantial patronage despite it being a Sunday.  With the largescale rescue operations almost getting over, the city police have turned to drones to reach into marooned neighbourhoods in search of possible survivors. The expert who is handling the drone is coordinating with the rescue teams so as to deploy manpower only in essential areas.

Going by the buzz within the volunteer community numbering thousands, the need of the hour now is water, milk and materials including blankets, dress especially women’s clothing, medical professionals and medicines, and sanitary napkins. Volunteers have also pointed out that the waste and stagnant water could raise a serious health hazard. The City Corporation said in a statement that as many as 24,500 workers were on the ground and 120 trucks deployed to carry the waste away from the streets. More men and machinery are being brought in from other municipal bodies from around the State, it said. 

The weathermen, meanwhile, predicted more showers for the city for the next 48 hours, though with much less intensity. According to Regional Meteorological Department (RMD), the low pressure area over Sri Lanka and adjoining Comorin area off south Tamil Nadu coast now lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast, allowing relief to the State. “Only some places in the interior districts and the coastal districts might see heavy downpour,” said S B Thampi, Deputy Director of RMD.

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Chennai Flood: Domestic Flights Get the Go-ahead

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CHENNAI: The Chennai airport, which was shut  soon after floodwaters entered its runway, will get started partial domestic operations from Sunday morning, mentioned officers.

With the electricity offer but to be restored fully, the operations would be restricted to working day time.

Until normalcy is restored, terminal 3, not terminal 1, will be operated, stated a statement from the Airports Authority of India. As there was no electricity to work the baggage facilities, travellers have been asked to have only minimal luggage, preferable only hand baggage. The assertion added that registered baggage would be appropriate subject matter to specific airline’s discretion.

Full-fledged functions, such as global flight operations, are expected to begin by December eight, after the regulator DGCA completes its inspection and offers a go- ahead, stated resources.

Sources in the airport explained the runway was cleaned on Saturday, enabling a number of of the stranded plane to be flown out to other towns. A handful of reduction plane, way too, were capable to operate from the airport because of this.

Even so, professional functions require all facilities to be accessible, which includes baggage dealing with, which require power, pointed out a senior formal. In the same way, practically all the worldwide flights work during the late hrs, generating it required to have lights and other facilities that are essential for landing and consider-off.

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KSRTC Kicks Off Free Bus Service for Flood Hit Chennai

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka Condition Highway Transportation Corporation (KSRTC) has kicked off totally free bus providers for flood-strike men and women from Chennai to Bengaluru after each 8 several hours.

“As incessant rains in costal Tamil Nadu have hit the men and women fiscally and numerous of them really don’t have money remaining with them. We have started out totally free bus services for the flood-hit folks from Chennai to Bengaluru right after every single eight hours since Friday night,” stated KSRTC Controlling Director Rajendra Kataria divulging details of the service.

“Besides, we will transportation relief supplies to flood-strike Chennai cost-free of price. We are carrying out our little bit to give some relief to the flood-afflicted men and women as component of our social obligation,” said Kataria.

“Earlier, we used to ply almost forty buses in between the two cities, which was affected by floods in Chennai and acquired decreased to just 20. Chennai-bound passengers also reduced significantly. However, there is a unexpected spurt in demand of a lot more buses from Chennai, as numerous folks want to arrive to this aspect (in research of a risk-free haven). That’s why, for the previous few times, we have been plying fifty five buses amongst the two metropolitan areas, which are ferrying five,000-six,000 men and women each day,” he elaborated.

“Even as most of the buses are operating empty from one aspect (from Bengaluru) and have incurred a reduction of Rs. fifty-sixty lakh so considerably to the KSRTC, we never ever charged extra fare from the travellers. Normally, we demand extra fare when we ply further buses. Aside from these, following a request from the Maharashtra Govt to evacuate one hundred fifty students from the point out trapped in IIT Chennai, we have organized a few buses for them as nicely,” Kataria extra.

In the meantime, normalcy is returning in most parts of Chennai at a more rapidly speed with the sky remaining very clear, other than for occasional showers at isolated places.

Telecommunication and teach services have been partly restored, aside from a lot of streets have also turn into pretty motorable.

In Chennai, the availability of essential items like milk, candles and petroleum and diesel continue being an region of issue.

Naval vessels INS Shakti and INS Shyadhri arrived Chennai port with new masses of reduction components.

After conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit areas, Primary Minister Narendra Modi announced a fiscal reduction of Rs. one,000 crore for flood-strike Tamil Nadu.

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‘Chennai Floods an Eye Opener for City Planners’

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WASHINGTON: The severe flooding in Chennai triggered by torrential rains is a end result of local climate modify and need to be an eye opener for metropolis planners, authorities listed here have warned.

Some specialists have opined that Chennai being 1 of the outsourcing hub of India and a significant spot of overseas expenditure, the existing disastrous scenario could also have an effect on the countrywide economic climate.

“Chennai has observed 17 days straight of rain, precisely the sort of severe temperature occasion that specialists say will only turn out to be more common in a warming entire world,” explained Nambi Appardurai, India’s adaptation approach head for Entire world Sources Institute (WRI).

“Getting been in the adaptation company for about 10 several years now, I locate these activities fortify the difficulties we face in adapting to a altering climate. No question about it, you will find so significantly to learn from this encounter.

“These sudden, erratic rainfalls are something we’ve observed occurring over the years and the truth that this is an El Nino calendar year has also contributed to severe events. Undoubtedly, however, local climate has an impact as well,” he stated.

The experts have, even so, also highlighted the positive use of social media – Twitter, Whatsapp and Facebook —  as a useful resource device for the people to organise and aid each and every other.

Aswin Punathambekar, associate professor of communication research at the University of Michigan, stated with more than 50 percent a million tweets in significantly less than two times, citizens in Chennai and across the region mobilised to create an infrastructure of care.

“The hashtags #chennairains and #chennairainshelp are a actually creative, citizen-pushed reaction to a crisis and at the exact same time a resounding phone for the govt machinery in India to rethink city arranging, build far better programs to offer with organic disasters and to direct the way in tackling

climate change” he mentioned.

Puneet Manchanda, a professor of marketing and advertising at the Ross University of Business, said the financial affect of the large rain in Chennai is heading to be considerable.

“Obviously, industries these kinds of as tourism will experience adverse outcomes as Chennai is the entry point for most travelers. The neighborhood infrastructure, particularly streets, has also taken a large strike and this will keep on to impact the regional financial system significantly

following the rain subsides,” he added.

Matthew Boulton, whose research in India involves vaccination and other general public overall health issues, felt that the risk of drowning and electrical dangers may possibly be two of the most fast risks, but flooding and standing drinking water of this

magnitude can significantly boost the danger for serious waterborne illness, like childhood diarrhea.

“Despite the fact that many experts are stating that these rains are a direct end result of international warming, I believe that climate alter has exacerbated the depth of this sort of extreme weather conditions activities,” stated Mayank Vikas.

In the meantime, the Srivari Sri Balaji Temple, found in Franklin Township, New Jersey, has declared to organise a prayer on behalf of the Chennai flood victims nowadays.

“The prayer is becoming held to supply non secular support to the thousands of people impacted by the floods in Chennai,” the temple stated in a media launch.

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Chennai Floods: NDRF Shifts Focus to Relief Work, Over 16,000 Rescued

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CHENNAI: With the rains obtaining slowed down in Tamil Nadu and the encompassing places, the NDRF has now shifted its target from rescue to reduction operate and will deploy its groups with the aim to persuade men and women to go away their properties and move to safer regions.

“Looking at the predictability to the IMD division, we have stepped up our deployment in Tamil Nadu and encompassing places. A whole of fifty NDRF groups are here and this is so far the most substantial deployment in any flood related circumstance,” NDRF DG OP Singh told ANI.

Emphasizing on the large scale of the reduction perform, he added that the procedure consisted of a lot more than 1500 jawans and over 200 inflatable boats are still at perform rescuing people.

“We are trying to action up our activities, especially where it’s even now waterlogged. We are also persuading folks to depart their houses so we can evacuate them securely. We are also employing social media extensively, our helpline is functioning very efficiently and we have inducted a amount of technological driven functions,” Singh included.

Earlier, Indian Navy Ship Airavat arrived at the Chennai port from Vishakhapatnam for aid work and started deploying groups laden with facilities and materials concentrating largely on rescuing marooned men and women from the waterlogged areas.

Chennai painstakingly attempted to restore normalcy as the torrential rains slowed down to mild showers, leaving a window open for rescue and relief performs to be stepped up. Particular trains are being run and flight services are predicted to resume partially from these days. 

Meanwhile, assistance has been pouring in throughout the region to Chennai as aid resources, provides and amenities are making their way to the rain-strike state.

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Tiruchy Youth Proffer Relief, Aid To Rain-ravaged Chennai

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TIRUCHY: Kids from different schools and volunteer organisations in the metropolis teamed up into different teams through social media platforms, to accumulate and transportation aid resources for the folks influenced by hefty floods in Chennai and Cuddalore.

Initially, a handful of customers scattered in distinct components of the town began putting up statuses on Fb and forwarding broadcast messages claiming for reduction materials like foodstuff items, blankets, antiseptics, sanitary napkins, candles and the like via Whatsapp because Wednesday night.

As before long as these messages and statuses have been posted on social media, they grew to become viral amongst the net customers of the metropolis. One particular these kinds of concept which did the rounds insisted on bringing whatsoever relief substance 1 could spare for the needy. The donors had been questioned to assemble at Chatram Bus Terminal with the resources on Thursday early morning. A number of students from Saranathan College of Engineering, Indra Ganesan College of Engineering, JJ College of Engineering and Technological innovation and a youth volunteer firm – Bhumi, coordinated the selection of relief material.

In excess of sixty youngsters assembled at Chatram Terminal on Thursday morning with masses of reduction components. The materials were then taken to Saranathan College of Engineering (SCE) which had volunteered to pack and transport the goods at their campus.

Talking to Categorical, R Rohith, a Mechanical Engineering pupil of SCE explained, “We commenced spreading the term through Whatsapp which attained wider than expected. Several people from various school teams and NGOs volunteered for the result in and started out boosting resources to buy reduction materials.” He further mentioned,”The packed supplies would be taken to flood impacted places either by our possess autos or by any private journey organizations who would provide totally free for this cause”.

prayers, foods Products Pour in

■ Karur Vysya Lender pledges `2 crore for relief function, gives shelter on department premises and foods, h2o and milk for the needy

■ JSW Steels contributes `25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s aid fund

■ Thanjavur district administration sends 3 lorries loaded with drinking water, food, medications, sanitary napkins to Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur

■ Particular pooja at the shrine of the rain god Varunan in Thanjavur’s Big Temple for reduction from rain fury

■ The Federation of Buyer and Services Organisation and schoolchildren of numerous faiths offer you special prayers in Tiruchy

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