Cyclone Michaung LIVE: In response to severe flooding in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu on Thursday.
Additionally, educational institutions in six specific taluks—Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram—will remain closed on the same day.
Meanwhile, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to arrive in Tamil Nadu on Thursday to assess the prevailing flood situation in the wake of Cyclone ‘Michaung’.
On Wednesday, Chief Minister Stalin assessed the areas impacted by Cyclone Michaung and provided essential items, including food and milk, to residents affected by the rainfall in Chennai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences to the families of individuals who lost their lives to Cyclone Michaung.
Check all the LIVE updates on Cyclone Michaung here.
Southern Railway cancels 15 train services today amid Chennai rains
As many as 15 trains were cancelled by Southern Railways on Thursday amid heavy rainfall and water logging in Chennai, officials informed.
The railway authorities announced the cancellation of several train services scheduled for December 7, Thursday, including the Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special and Tirunelveli-Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special.
Passengers were advised to take note of the affected trains and plan their journeys accordingly.
The cancelled trains include Dr MGR Central – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Adaman Express, Dr MGR Central – Vijayawada Vande Bharat Express, Dr MGR Central – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express, Dr MGR Central – Mysuru Shatabdi Express, Dr MGR Central – Coimbatore Kovai Express, Dr MGR Central – KSR Bengaluru Brindavan Express, Dr MGR Central – Tirupati Express, Tirupati – Dr MGR Central Express, Dr MGR Central – Tirupati Express, Tirupati – Dr MGR Central Express, Dr MGR Central – Coimbatore Shatabdi Express, Dr MGR Central – Vijayawada Jan Shatabdi Express, Dr MGR Central – KSR Bengaluru Double Decker Express, Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special and Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special, the officials stated through a release.
The authorities further informed that the suburban trains in Chennai Central-Arakkonam, Chennai Beach-Chengalpattu and Chintadripet -Velachery (MRTS) sections would run as per their scheduled timings. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Schools, colleges closed across 4 Tamil Nadu districts today
The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu on Thursday due to severe flooding caused by Cyclone Michaung.
As reported by ANI, educational institutions in six taluks, namely Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram, will be closed.
In the Kundrathur and Sriperumbudur blocks of Kancheepuram, schools and colleges will also remain shut on Thursday. Despite the announced closures in certain areas, schools and colleges in Walajabad and Utiramerur will operate as usual. Read the story here.
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