Extending support to floods affected people in Chennai, Tirupur resellers have donated money and essential things to the floods victims. Tirupur IT association (TITA) has also appealed its members to help the floods victims and their business counterparts tackle with the natural calamity.
“We are donating money and essential things like food items and clothes to flood affected people. We are with our business counterparts in this difficult situation and we hope that Chennai will come on the track soon”, said Illayaraja, president of TITA.
Torrential rains have damaged the infrastructure in Chennai putting a halt on the daily activities since last week. The rains have virtually broken a 100-year-old record with one day’s rainfall covering a month’s average. The air and rail transport has been collapsed due to heavy rainfall. The city is facing a huge shortage of food and essential items like milk and water. The natural calamity has badly hit the commercial activities in Chennai.
Army, Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been deployed in low-lying areas of Chennai where thousands of people are reportedly stranded in their homes due to the worsening floods. The authorities have intensified search and rescue operations. According to the reports, the army has evacuated over 18,000 people from rooftops and outlying villages while the fire department rescued around 5,000 people.
The Chennai International airport will remain closed till December 6. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the relief of Rs. 1000 crore for Tamil Nadu.