The central team visited the Pillaichavady coastal area, where it was shown the damages caused by sea erosion. Around 300 metres of coastline was washed away along with a road and coconut trees.
There are two other bridges across the Sankarabarani, but the river water is not overflowing on them as these are at a higher level, PWD CE Sathiyamurthy told The New Indian Express
Puducherry region experienced 13.8 cm of rainfall from 8.30 am to 1 pm on Thursday, according to the Revenue Department, while in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am it received 36.2 mm of rainfall
Heavy rains lashed Puducherry and its suburbs inundating low-lying areas, flooding drains and canals and resulting in water logging on roads.
Since the onset of the Northeast Monsoon from October 25, Puducherry region has received a total rainfall of 55.66 cm. All the lakes and tanks in Puducherry have almost reached their full capacity.
With the weatherman anticipating cyclonic weather in the next few days, the intensity of hardship would accentuate and the government should therefore distribute flood relief, the former CM demanded.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy made a field visit of urban and rural areas and assessed the situation
Control rooms were operating at the PWD office, Police and Health Departments to attend to any rain-related issues.