Relief operations in full swing

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  • Trains running
  • Flight service yet to resume
  • Power supply restored
  • Milk, petrol available

The rescue work in Chennai is almost concluded on Saturday, the sixth day since the heavy rains hit Chennai and northern districts, the focus has now shifted to relief operations. According to the state police, almost 90 per cent rescue operations have been completed and thousands of food packets have been distributed at the various shelters and flooded areas.

The Chennai international airport also restored technical flight operations on Saturday. Since the basement of the airport and aircraft bays remain waterlogged, passenger flight operations couldn’t be initiated immediately.

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board said almost 50 per cent of power supply had been restored in the city by Saturday evening.

Milk supply had been restored. Despite damaged roads and shortage of trucks, the Indian Oil Corporation said the shortage of fuel had also been resolved.

Train services also resumed from Chennai central station. First train left the station at 5.15 am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, there were complaints of rescue work being hampered by Lack of coordination. However, top government sources claimed that all state resources and machineries had been pressed into service. Tonnes of relief material, including packed food, medicines and sanitary items, have started arriving in the city. But the government is not prepared to receive them. Lack of coordination the reason.

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