01 December 2008

Velachery Floods

Here are some pictures from the flooding that happened over the weekend in Velachery, Chennai. Thankfully enough, my house was spared. Water had reached till a point around 50mts from my house. However, the road that we need to use to get to the outside world from my house, was thankfully, only under 2ft of water. Things could have been worse you know.

In all this, I think one needs to appreciate the police and the local administration officials. The police were there making rounds of the affected areas and trying to arrange some kind of help for the people who were marooned.

The residents of Ram Nagar near the MRTS station, resorted to agitation to expedite the clearing of water from their locality. Unfortunately, construction of the MRTS railway lines had cut off the drainage systems from their area to the Pallikaranai marsh. It was indeed nice to see the people trying to act to get their problems solved, instead of sitting around and lamenting that the government has not done anything for them.


Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:38 AM


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