As life in Chennai was about to get on track, heavy rain lashes southern districts of Tamil Nadu
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 08-Dec-2015

Chennai, December 8: As the life was about come to normalcy in Tamil Nadu, Indian,  heavy rain lashed southern districts of Tirunelveli Thoothukudi and interior districts of Theni, Dindugul and Tirupur. Flood alerts have been issued in many districts including Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Karur Theni and Tiruchirapalli.

The MeT office has forecast heavy rain in coastal districts and interior regions of Tamil Nadu as trough of low pressure near south west Bay of Bengal persists. Another trough of low pressure near Kannya Kumari Sea has moved westwards towards Lakshadweep and Maldives.

Holiday has been announced for schools in Chennai Thanjavur Dindugul Tiruvallur Kanchipuram and Nagai. More than 10,000 lorry transport service to Chennai Puducherry and Cuddalore are badly affected because of heavy rain according to All India Motor Transport Congress.

The Finance Ministry held a review meeting with public sector insurance companies including LIC and discussed ways for expeditious disposal of claims related to floods in Tamil Nadu.

A statement issued by the Ministry said the meeting was held with IRDA, LIC, all Public Sector General Insurance Companies and GIPSA to review the position.

It said, “IRDA has issued instructions for the appointment of Nodal officers for Private Sector Insurance Companies (PSIC) and expeditious disposal of claims by them”.

It added that LIC and other companies are organising awareness camps for facilitation and coordination in settlement of claims.

Joint publicity for these camps will be made by the United India Insurance Company Ltd based at Chennai and also for collecting and sharing the data for all the companies for better coordination.

Meanwhile, there were very little rains in Puducherry in the last 24 hours. Civic services are mostly restored. Flood water has receded from most parts of the city.

Meanwhile, heavy rains continue to lash Karaikal, the outlying region of the Union Territory. Large areas of paddy fields of Karaikal are still under water.

However, the capital city is recovering from the devastation by inundates. CM J Jayalalitha had announced compensation of 5000 to 1000 rupees for the destruction. At least 8000 crore rupees has been suffered along with 269 live has been claimed by the Chennai floods.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in two installments had announced at least 2000 crore immediate relief fund to the southern state.