THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KSRTC free service transported more passengers from flood-affected Chennai to various destinations in Kerala on Sunday, taking the total number of passengers to over 1,200. Twelve buses carried 637 people from Koyambedu CMC to Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kozhikode.
Trains Cancelled: The Railways cancelled five trains on Sunday due to operational reasons. Thiruvanananthapuram - Chennai Mail, Thiruvananthapuram - Chennai Egmore Ananthapuri Express, Alappuzha - Chennai Express, Guruvayur - Chennai Egmore Express and Nagercoil - Egmore weekly express were cancelled. Considering the possibility of an outbreak of communicable diseases in flood-hit areas the Health Ministry has formed a medical team.
Juice Sent: The state sent 10,000 bottles of fruit juice (250 ml) to Chennai as part of the relief efforts. They were procured from Kerala Agro Industries Corporation and Vazhakulam Agro and Food Processing Co Ltd, said Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan.
Bleaching Powder and Glasses to be Supplied
T’Puram: The state government decided to supply 10,000 kg of bleaching powder and 10,000 glasses for the flood-hit in Chennai on Monday as part of its relief operations. The essential items are being sent based on the request made by the Tamil Nadu government.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had intimated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on the possible assistance in the wake of crisis in Chennai by providing essential items, including medicines.
In the statement issued from the Chief Minister’s office, Chandy expressed apprehensions on the current situation in Tamil Nadu. He said help would be given on the requirements made by the Tamil Nadu government. If they ask for more help, we will give the necessary assistance. Kerala State Health Secretary Dr E Elangovan is currently in Chennai to coordinate the relief operations. The NORKA office in Chennai is functioning round the clock for timely aid to the flood victims and the needy.
Around 3,000 phone calls were received through NORKA helpline. Chandy added that 12 KSRTC buses were in Chennai to transport people to the outer areas of Tamil Nadu and to Kerala. The free bus services will be available in the coming days too, the press statement said.
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