The TN government sought financial assistance of Rs 1,500 cr from the Centre towards rain-relief efforts in the monsoon-ravaged parts.
Edappadi K Palanisami
Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami said a request in this regard was made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in Chennai for the 75th anniversary celebrations of Daily Thanthi . “We have sought about Rs 1,500 cr. During rains, there is water-logging in the low-lying areas of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts. To put in place a permanent solution and create basic facilities, about Rs 1,500 crore is required,” the CM said at a media briefing. Modi assured the Centre would provide required assistance, Palaniswami said. He added that the PM was briefed about the damages caused in the affected parts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts. The prime minister took a stock of the situation arising out of the torrential downpour and sought to know about permanent solutions to these issues and promised funds towards such efforts, the CM remarked.