Starting with AIRPORT..
Flights are delayed and being cancelled from yesterday night. Mean time a flight from Hongkong have returned back to the start location even after crossing THAILAND due to bad climate and issues in the CHENNAI AIRPORT RUNWAY. Some flights after half an hour of landing issues, moved to airports of HYDRABAD, BANGLORE and TRICHY to land and wait for response from the chennai airport.
Airport remains shut till Dec – 6. Passengers who are inside the airport are slowly cleared for accommodation. Mean time the chennai climatic conditions and water logging have made transportation very much difficult and costly to travel by road. Auto valas charging 1000/- for travelling between ALANDUR and AIRPORT (around 2 Kms).
Chennai gets isolated all the sides. not only the city outer, also inside the city. Saidapettai, valasaravakkam, arumbakkam ,R.A. PURAM, Adayar and lot more places, dams and rivers are flowing at more speed. now the roads are completely used by the flood water to cross by. Vadapalani is a mini island surrounded by kk nagar, valasaravakkam, arumbakkam etc. there are lots of places in the city getting isolated. Chennai is not an ISLAND but its “GROUP OF ISLANDS” 😛
METRO- catch it!
Metro makes itself a remarkable importance to the entire crowd of people in the city because it is the only mode to travel between Koyambedu and ALANDUR. Most of the roads inbetween are gone lost in RAIN&FLOODS. A bridge near Kasi theatre is getting affected in floods. Probably will be seen when travelling by METRO. Buying tickets for metro is a time taking task due to very big crowd. In some stations, the passengers are asked to drop the tokens just on a open box to exit since it will make a huge traffic to step in and out of metro if been dropped in the barrel.
Other than Alandur and CMBT METRO STATIONS, VADAPALANI metro station entrance is also heavily crowded by too many passengers in buying tickets for travelling inside the city.Though it is computerised and electronic accesses, still it takes much time due to endless crowd.Also people from kodambakkam, Valasaravakkam, K K nagar etc. come by walk or some how reach VADAPALANI to catch METRO for moving either towards koyambedu or towards ALANDUR.
TELEPHONE LINES GETTING LOST!!
yup.. Many network companies providing free calls and free internet. But no network in major city range. Almost 90% of the crowd dont have proper cell phone communications. Some of the WIFI networks are working then and there. People from abroad with a worry, on trying to contact families and relatives in Chennai , they end up with hyper tension and sadness because they even get confused if so people over here are alive or not when they were not able to connect with their families in Chennai. Army forces have come and trying their level best to ensure minimum loss to occur.
ATM – out of cash!!
1 major problem faced is ATMs.
ATMs go out of cash. Also most of the ATMs have become out of service. Banks have been remaining closed for the past 3 days. Hence people are running out of cash even to get basic commodities. ATM cards are not even accepted in shops due to lack of networks.
VOLUNTEERS ALL THE WAY
I see lots of people, helping each other without waiting for the government to come and do something. Entire crowd stays united together. Ancient times have arrived inbetween the rushing technology drives. people within chennai, there are so many places where people can come out and help the needy. Let evryone get their turn. share some food and clothes with people who are in need. After every thing… there is something called HUMANITY!!
more updates coming soon…