Ahead of cyclone, power cuts and traffic jams haunt Chennai

Traffic was hit in Chennai due to rains. A scene at Tirusulam near airport.

Chennai: Power cuts were reported in various parts of Chennai and its suburbs today, as electricity supply was cut as a precautionary measure in view of Cyclone Nivar.

Also, as rains lashed the city, many roads were filled with water resulting in traffic jams. Office-goers suffered as a result of this, though civic officials jumped into action and cleared water from roads.

Electricity Minister P Thangamani said as part of precautionary measures, power supply would be disrupted.

Revenue Minister R B Udayakumar and Thangamani expressed preparedness of their ministries to respond to any challenges arising due to the cyclone.

Udayakumar told reporters that all arrangements are in place to face the cyclone and special attention will be given to follow social distancing norms in the relief shelters owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

NT Bureau