Chennai is recovering. Signs of easing of situation in rain battered Chennai emerged on Friday with no fresh rains and a sharp fall in water levels of Adyar and Kumbh rivers that were in spate following torrential rains. Rescue and relief operations continued in full swing and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 1,000 crore more aid to Tamil Nadu.
Chennai city and its suburbs experienced a welcome break from the unpredented rains of the last 100 years, that resulted in a sharp fall in the discharge of waters from Chembarapakkam, Pondi and Puzhal lakes leading to reduction in the water levels of the two rivers that criss-cross the city. The Southern Railways have announced special trains to Tirunelveli, Rameswaram and Howrah from Chennai Beach station.
Mobile phone services, which had taken a severe beating following the heavy downpour were partially restored even as other services such as ATMs continued to remain shut.