CHENNAI: Minister for Public Works EV Velu, who inspected the ongoing monsoon flood control works in Chennai Port Assembly Constituency with Minister of HR&CE Sekar Babu said on Tuesday that there is no possibility of floods in Chennai this time and stormwater drain works will be completed without causing any distress to people.
"Various works are being carried out by the Water Management Department and Chennai Corporation. Only 10 per cent of the stormwater drain works are left. Officials have been instructed to complete the works expeditiously. We are continuously inspecting the stormwater drain works in person. The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to ensure that the people of Chennai are not affected by the floods. This time there is no possibility of flooding in Chennai. Steps are being taken to ensure that people are safe. The Stormwater drain works will be completed without any harm to the people," he told the reporters.
He added, "The Central government has allocated Rs 5,600 crore for the Maduravoyal-Chennai Port flyover. Work is to be carried out to open the double-decker road in 2024."
Meanwhile, due to the intensification of the Southwest monsoon in Tamil Nadu, the State government is taking various measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, especially dengue and Influenza. In order to further intensify these activities, a coordination committee meeting was chaired on Monday.