Heavy rains force closure of government offices, educational institutes in Chennai

Chennai, 31/12:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has declared a holiday on Friday for all government offices except those engaged in essential services, schools and colleges in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, and Chengalpatu districts due to heavy rainfall.



So far, three people died in Chennai due to electrocution and four subways were closed due to waterlogging.


Stalin visited the waterlogged areas of the city and met the Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagan Singh Bedi and other officials at the commissioner’s office in Rippon building on Thursday night to evaluate the situation.


Traffic movement was slow due to the subways being shut and heavy waterlogging in certain areas of Chennai.

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