Chennai Floods: City crippled, all flights cancelled, Army, NDRF deployed, Helpline Nos.


Chennai Floods: Chennai is experiencing unprecented downpour of rains, The rains in Chennai have virtually broken a 100-year record with one day’s rainfall covering a month’s average! Its no wonder that the City is flooded and the unabated rains are leaving a trail of destruction and devastation, derailing life in the city and wreaking havoc on the common man.

Flights, Trains to/from Chennai cancelled

All operations at Chennai airport have been stopped for rest of the day and 22 trains to and from Chennai have been cancelled. Several trains have either been cancelled or diverted due as flood water has reached above the danger level mark at several railway bridges on Chennai-Gudur section of the South Central railway.

Heavy rains continue to cripple Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu in what is being called the worst rain in a century. In the wake of the flood alert issued in parts of Tamil Nadu, the Chennai Corporation on Tuesday announced emergency contact numbers for all the regional zones in the city. With the MET predicting more rain in the next four days, the state government issued a flood alert today.

Chennai Helpline Numbers

Rescue operations are on on a large scale and the Indian Navy and Army have been pressed into service. Here are some useful helpline numbers for anyone stranded in the floods or needing help.

Navy/Army Helplines

Indian Navy’s helpline number in Chennai: +914425394240

Navy Helpline 044-25394240 promulgated and manned 24×7

The Indian Army’s helpline: 9840295100

For Flood Rescue: call Major Surya Kumar G (Indian Army) – 0 83940 00074

Helplines for boat services:

Ola Boats: 7708068600

And for Ola Cabs: 04428294121

NTL Boat helpline: 7708068600

Chennai corporation helplines

The Chennai corporation has released a few helpline numbers for people affected by the floods.

Tree fall, waterlogging – 1913

Sewage overflow – 45674567, 22200335

State Emergency – 1070

District Emergency – 1077

Electricity – 1912

Fire & Rescue -101

Other Chennai office numbers areawise:

1st Regional Office (Tiruvottiyur) – 9445190001

2nd Regional Office(Manali) – 9445190002

3rd Regional Office (Madhavaram) – 9445190003

4th Regional Office(Tondiarpet) – 9445190004

5th Regional Office(Royapuram)- 9445190005

6th Regional Office(Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar) – 9445190006

7th Regional Office(Ambattur) – 9445190007

8th Regional Office(Annanagar) – 9445190008

9th Regional Office(Teynampet) – 9445190009

10th Regional Office(Kodambakkam) – 9445190010

11th Regional Office (Valasaravakkam)- 9445190011

12th Regional Office(Alandur) – 9445190012

13th Regional Office (Adyar)- 9445190013

14th Regional Office(Perungudi) – 9445190014

15th Regional Office(Sholinganallur) – 9445190015 

Individual Helplines

Here are some other helplines dedicated to providing food, blankets and rescue efforts for those stranded:

(information as posted on Twitter)

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Chennai Trains Information

List of cancelled/partially cancelled trains:

Trains cancelled on 1st December, 2015
1)      Train No. 22870   Chennai Central – Visakhapatnam Express is cancelled
2)      Train No.12621   Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamilnadu Express is cancelled
3)      Train No.12840   Chennai Central – Howram Mail is cancelled

Trains cancelled on 2nd December, 2015

1)  Train No.16031  Chennai Central – Sri Mata Vaishnodevi Katri (Jammu Tawi) Andaman Express is cancelled.
2)  Train No.12077  Chennai Central – Vijayawada Janshatabdi Express is cancelled.
3)  Train No.12842  Chennai Central – Howrah Coromandel Express is cancelled.
4)  Train No.12656  Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Navjevan Express is cancelled
5)  Train No.22611  Chennai Central – New Jalpaigri Express is cancelled.
6)  Train No.22403  Puducherry – New Delhi Express is cancelled.

Trains partially cancelled on 2nd December, 2015

1) Train No 12711 Vijayawada – Chennai Central Pinakini Express is partially cancelled between Gudur and Chennai Central.
2) Train No 12712 Chennai Central – Vijayawada Pinakini Express is partially cancelled between Chennai Central and Gudur.

Train cancelled on 2nd December, 2015

1) Train No. 12078 Vijayawada-Chennai Central Jansatabdhi Express.

Trains diverted

1) Train No. 15120 Manduadih-Rameshwaram weekly Express is diverted to run via., Chennai Egmore, Perambur, Jolarpettai, Salem, Karur and Dindigul.
2) Train No. 22404 New Delhi-Puducherry (Weekly) Exp is diverted to run via., Chennai Central, Perambur, Katpadi and Villupuram.
3) Train No. 12642 Nizamuddin-Kanniyakumari Thirukkural Express is diverted to run via., Chennai Central, Jolarpettai, Salem, Karur and Dindigul.
4) Train No. 12664 Tiruchchirappalli-Howrah (Bi-weekly) Exp is diverted to run via., Villupuram, Katpadi, Chennai Central.

Few Highlights

  1. A statement issued by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa says, examinations of all state board schools, which were originally scheduled from December 7 onwards will now be held in the first week of January next year.
  2. All operations at Chennai airport stopped for rest of the day, all flights stand cancelled.
  3. A road caved in at Madhya Kailash signal in Chennai on Tuesday due to heavy rains resulting in massive traffic jam at the major intersection. The road connects the IT hub with other parts of the capital city.
  4. Educational institutions in Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Villupuram districts and in the Union territory Puducherry have also been asked by the administration to remain close.
  5. People were forced to commute on boats in Chennai as waterlogging left the city inundated. Last week, rain water entered a government hospital forcing the staff to evacuate the patients out of their wards.


Credits: Indian ExpressIndiaToday, DNA

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