Chennai Floods: Rail, Air Services Restored


CHENNAI:  Train services and flights today resumed operations in the city after days of disruption due to torrential rains that left thousands of passengers stranded.

While services of trains partially resumed on Saturday, a Southern Railway spokesperson said all trains particularly to Chennai and its surrounding areas were operating in full swing from today.

“Yes, train operation are on full swing from today especially in Chennai and surrounding areas..”, a Railways spokesperson told news agency PTI.

Chennai Airport Director Deepak Shastri said the airport is fully functional from today.

Commercial operations, which began partially yesterday, were fully functional.

“It is fully functional from today”, Mr Shastri told PTI. He said the services were fully restored from today and airport was waiting to receive the schedule from private airlines.

“It (Airport) is functioning one hundred per cent. In fact, I am waiting for the schedule from private airlines”, he said.

Several inter-city and intra-state trains including local trains had been cancelled following heavy rains leaving thousands of passengers stranded. More info

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