Chennai airport resumes operations as Indian city limps back from rains

Chennai airport resumes operations as Indian city limps back from rains

Chennai airport resumes operations as Indian city limps back from rains

Written by Staff Writer

07 Dec, 2015 | 2:35 pm

Chennai airport re-opened for 24-hour domestic and international flight operations today, five days after it was shut due to excessive water-logging reports foreign media.

The city is now slowly returning to normalcy with water receding from most areas, but cleaning up garbage and slush that piled up due to water-logging remains a big challenge.

About 280 people have died across Tamil Nadu state since it was hit by torrential rains on the 1st of December that left large sections of capital Chennai under up to eight feet of water, and trapped people on rooftops with no communication.

Residents feared an epidemic outbreak and urged state government to clean roads and public places.

India has deployed hundreds of extra soldiers and relief workers to Chennai, as residents said the government has been too slow to respond to the havoc wrought by the heaviest rains in a century.

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