Schools and colleges closed in 7 districts of Tamil Nadu following heavy rain alert

Edited by Shivani Ramakrishnan (Sourced from NDTV)

Chennai, November 22, 2018









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Collector of Chennai, B. Maheswari declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai and neighbouring districts after heavy rains lashed the state on Wednesday evening owing to a low-pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal.

Madras University issued a statement announcing the cancellation of exams which had been scheduled for today. “Due to heavy rains in Chennai and its surrounding Madras University cancels exams scheduled on November 22, 2018. Rescheduled date for this exam will be announced soon,” read the statement released by the university.

The Met Office said that Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry are likely to be hit by heavy showers for the next two days. Yesterday’s showers brought life to a standstill in Chennai and the districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Villupuram.

Meanwhile, E. Palaniswami, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is expected to meet Narendra Modi today to seek a comprehensive central assistance package to help districts that have been affected by Cyclone Gaja.

 (With inputs from PTI and ANI)