CHENNAI: Entire Tambaram was cut off from the city after the arterial Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road was inundated south and north of Tambaram on Tuesday. All other roads leading to Tambaram were also submerged on various stretches making it inaccessible to the rest of the city and those heading towards the city from Chengalpattu.
Chrompet and Urappakkam on GST Road registered inundation of considerable depth through the day. At Chrompet, the stretch between the TB Hospital and Chrompet Government General Hospital was inundated and rendered impassable. Vehicles could only move towards Tambaram from Guindy for quite sometime while vehicles heading to Guindy stalled in the water.
Motorists who took Pallavaram Radial Road to reach the Velachery-Tambaram Road fared no better because of water logging near Camp Road. The water was so deep that it had submerged the central median on GST Road, stalling vehicles moving towards Tambaram, police said.
Nearby lakes including Nandivaram, Karanai, Puduchery, and Urappakkam were overflowing, affecting pockets between Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Vandalur, and Kelambakkam.
The Tambaram-Mudichur road and the Agaram-Tambaram road were also rendered useless. Among other roads leading to Tambaram, the Velachery-Tambaram road was the worst hit. Extensive water logging was reported in Camp Road, Sembakkam, Rajakilpakkam and Medavakkam Coot Road.
Old Mahabalipuram Road, East Coast Road and the Padappai Road (Wallajah Road) were those that were submerged south of the city. It was no different in other parts of the city, including the arterial Poonamallee High Road, Mount Road, Arcot Road, Purasaiwakkam High Road, NSK Road, RK Salai, Egmore High Road, Thiagaraya Road, Usman Road((North and south), Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Konnur High Road, Perambur Barracks Road, NSC Bose Road, Santhome High Road, Velachery Main road and Sardar Patel Road.
Flooded Chrompet GH Evacuated
Fire and Rescue Service Personnel were rushed to evacuate patients from the Chrompet Government General Hospital after rain water entered the old building in the campus. Patients from the ICU and post-operative ward have been shifted to other hospitals. Water level was nearly four feet by the time the rescue personnel arrived, making it a tough job to even enter the hospital.