Cyclone Vardah: Rail, air services affected in Chennai

ProMASS: DEC 12,2016:  Rail and flight services in Chennai were affected by heavy rain and strong winds that lashed the city and other coastal areas of Tamil Nadu due to cyclone Vardah, officials said.About 25 incoming flights, including those from international destinations, were diverted to the nearby
Hyderabad and Bangalore airports because of strong winds and poorvisibility, airport officials said. About 25 outbound flights were delayed and there was no inundation of the runway despite heavy rains. An emergency management team was on standby, they said.

The Southern Railway meanwhile, announced suspension of services on the Chennai Beach and Velacherry MRTS route.Similarly suburban rail services on the MMC-Gummidipoondi line were also suspended until further notice. Some passenger trains coming to Chennai and leaving the city were also diverted.


 Courtesy: AIR NEWS

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