CHENNAI: With unprecedented rains continually battering the city, 100 employees of the TVS group decided to step up and lend a hand.
From distributing more than 50 tonnes of food to handling distress calls from their employees and families, the company has been actively involved in relief work for the past three weeks.
Srinivasan Services Trust, the CSR arm of both TVS Sundaram Clayton and TVS Motor Company, is engaged in driving the relief activity. This included the evacuation of more than 500 people to move them to safer places and provide relief materials like food, medicine and water.
Mini trucks and SUVs of the company were used in transporting flood relief packages to the affected areas, and boats were used in co-ordination with police wherever it was necessary.
Relief activities were also coordinated with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) operating in Chennai, health officials of Chennai Corporation, representatives of local bodies and Chennai City Police.
The TVS group has been distributing food packets from TVS-Sundaram Clayton factory in Padi to families in low-lying areas like Korattur, SIDCO Nagar, Villivakkam, Ambattur, Kolathur, National Disaster Response Force relief shelter at Mogappair (Velammal School), Aminjikarai, Arumbakkam, MMDA, and National Disaster Response Force relief shelter at Kotturpuram (Housing Board).