After taking stock of the rain situation in the northern districts of the State Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa advised all departments to gear up to face any situation if the rains intensified.
The CM directed departments to take measures to keep pumps ready to clear water-logged arterial roads, steps to prevent spread of communicable diseases, to keep Fire and Rescue Services on standby, and steps to avoid flooding in the water resources in city.
She said the police department has been advised to avoid traffic congestion on arterial roads like Vadapalani junction and Jawaharlal Nehru Road. Senior officials would monitor the situation. She added that the Metro Rail administration would use heavy duty pumps to drain out rain water from under construction tunnels.
Since inflow into the Coleroon river could go up due to heavy rains in Karnataka and Cuddalore district, special attention would be paid by the PWD to prevent flooding in Veeranam lake. If needed, Collectors would take precautionary steps if there is flooding in districts along the course of the Cauvery.