If it rains for couple of
days more, we will be able to see some impact. The reservoirs supplying water to the city currently has more than 5TMC feet which could last more than three months
The air schedule of
passengers in Chennai airport was disrupted as around 56 flights were delayed on Tuesday due to the inclement weather following a low pressure prevailing in the southwest Bay of Bengal.
Airport Authority of India
sources said that 56 flights, including domestic and international, got delayed.
Giving a break-up, the
official said that 27 flights were incoming ones and 29 were outgoing flights from the airport.
Of those, 16 were
international flights. “Eight were incoming flights and eight were outgoing flights,” said the official.
A passenger whose Spicejet
flight arrived at Chennai Airport by about 30 minutes said that her connecting flight to Tuticorin airport was furether delayed by 30 minutes.
However, for many passengers
from North, the wet weather in Chennai was a pleasant one. “We have been living in temperature above 40 degrees. The wet weather was a delight for us,” said the passenger, who had come here on an vacation.
The rains also resulted in
inundation at several places of the city. Meanwhile, the ground water level has increased and Water Resources Department (WRD) said they will quantify the rise after a couple of days.
The WRD official said that
most of the water has been sucked by the parched ground as a result it did not make any impact on the reservoirs supplying water to Chennai.
He said the catchment areas
like Chembarambakkam, which was one of the main reason for flooding of Adyar received 120mm of rain while Red Hills and Cholavaram received 30 and 37mm of rain. Poondi received only 14mm of rain.