Power supply affected in central, north Chennai due to heavy rains

According to TANGEDCO data, as on November 11 noon, 44.2 lakh consumers in the city were without power supply.

Published: 12th November 2021 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2021 09:33 AM   |  A+A-

The Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam radial road goes under water after Narayanapuram lake fills up completely

The Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam radial road goes under water after Narayanapuram lake fills up completely. (Photo | Ashwin Prasath, EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Incessant rains since Wednesday evening resulted in power cuts in parts of central and north Chennai. As the streets were flooded, power had to be shut down as part of precautionary measures.

According to TANGEDCO data, as on Thursday noon, 61,700 consumers in the city were without power supply. Minister of Electricity V Senthil Balaji inspected a few waterlogged areas on Thursday. “We have enough manpower to resume power within 24 hours. Instructions have been given and hospitals are prioritised,” he said.

Pulianthope, Perambur, West Mambalam, Velachery, Mudichur, and Madipakkam were among the worst-affected areas. “It is risky to resume power in those areas. Most of the complaints have been addressed,” said an TANGEDCO official  Apart from the flooded areas, power was resumed for most of the areas by Thursday evening.



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