Chennai: The rain situation in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur has improved and is returning to normalcy. Only in Nagapattinam district, the relief centres have inmates and in other coastal districts the public have started leaving the relief camps, K. Sathyagopal, commissioner, state disaster management told DC. The number of monsoon complaints has drastically reduced over the past two days and we are monitoring the relief works.
The weather department has forecast that there will be another round of depression by November 13 and is getting ready for the next spells of rains, he said. In Chennai, the number of monsoon complaints has reduced by 80 per cent and the relief squads are being withdrawn from flood hit areas, said sources adding that the ministers and senior IAS officials are also back on their routine duty. The network formed to monitor the corporation zones will regroup if there are fresh spells of heavy rains, corporation sources said.
The situation in Chennai has improved and the temporary road repair works are scheduled and will be taken up during sunny days, corporation commissioner D Karthikeyan said. The stormwater drains laid in Ambattur Sidco, Guindy, T. Nagar and Puraswalkam has helped the civic body in draining the storm water faster and we are analyzing the existing civic infrastructure and their performance during the last week rains, the commissioner said.
According to Ripon building sources, streetlights are now burning in more than 95 per cent areas and there is no stagnation of garbage. There are complaints of sewer overflow and this is forwarded to Chennai metro water seeking action. Most of the officials who were deputed from other departments have returned to their parent department and they have instructed that they should return to their designated areas if there are fresh spells of rains, sources said.