High Tide Turns Villain As Several Areas Marooned
The New Indian Express Chennai|November 27, 2020
Chennai’s flat gradient slowed down water draining, says Corporation commissioner
“HIGH tide is the primary reason behind water-logging in almost 18 out of the 58 areas where it continues today,” Corporation Commissioner G Prakash told reporters on Thursday. Waterlogging in the rest of the areas have been cleared, he added.

“The city’s flat gradient slows down the natural process of water draining. The high tide makes the task of pumping water out at various disposal points more difficult,” Prakash said.

Areas where waterlogging is yet to be cleared include Ram Nagar in Velachery, par ts of Madipakkam, Puzhuthivakkam, Pulianthope and KK Nagar. “Work is underway and the issues will be sorted out in a few hours,” Prakash added.

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