Meanwhile, an official release said a fire broke out on board the 15.6 metre-long interceptor craft while it was on routine deployment at about 2 AM.
The four-year-old ban on holding of Jallikattu was lifted on January 8 by the Modi government in poll-bound Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions.
Soon after the onset of North East Monsoon in October, incessant rains hampered normal life with the city recording heavy rainfall last week that led to inundation of large areas.
An India-Pakistan clash is normally held at the biggest venue possible, even during world cups or tri-series overseas.
In the aftermath, instead of going for the big solutions, the city should start reclaiming its natural water bodies.
Blames flood on unannounced release of large quantity of water.
The welcome September showers prompted farmers this time, to go in for early rabi season plantings, to make up for their kharif losses.
The government is yet to come out with official figures pertaining to the calamity. The death toll due to the floods, as per media reports, has climbed to 296.
Scores of workers have been deployed by the Corporation of Chennai and other civic bodies to clear debris from the affected parts. The state government has brought in workers from other districts for this purpose.
As the city airport started operations in the morning, the Southern Railways too ran special trains from Chennai to various other locations.
Technical and ferry flights were allowed from Saturday and the AAI had permitted day-time flights to operate from Sunday. An Air India passenger aircraft to Port Blair was the first flight to take off on Sunday morning.
“Day-time all weather operations for domestic commercial flights from Chennai airport will commence from 6 am tomorrow,” the AAI said in a statement.
IAF flew sorties to bring more people to the naval base here that has played a critical role in the overall operations.
All flights between Singapore’s Changi and Chennai have been suspended due to the heavy rains.
Chennai makes an effort to rise above the flood waters.