Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday, wrote to his Tamil Nadu counterpart, J Jayalalitha, expressing his support for the people of Chennai, severely affected by floods.
Kejriwal said that he was saddened to ‘learn about the havoc’ wreaked by incessant rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.
He said, “”I am deeply saddened to learn about the havoc wrecked by incessant rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu,” Kejriwal said in a message to his Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa.
“My heart goes out to the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of crisis.
“I wish to convey deepest sympathies for the loss of life and property suffered by the people of Tamil Nadu on behalf of the people of Delhi.”
He added, “I also pledge my fullest support and all resources at my disposal towards any cooperation required by you in your efforts to bring relief to the affected people of your state.”
After some days of respite, a torrential downpour, termed the heaviest in over 100 years, on Tuesday had crippled life in Chennai, flooding numerous roads, neighbourhoods, train tracks and airport runways and crippling transport and power supply, residents said.
People working in offices located in the suburbs were finding it difficult to reach home after work and many were stuck in their office.
Power has been cut in several areas as a precaution, while people have been advised to stay wherever they are.
Army and air the air force have been deployed to rescue marooned people. There were tremendous efforts on social media to provide help to those affected by the nature’s fury.