Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Chennai received its first rainfall of the year on Thursday, bringing an end to 195 days of zero rainfall and giving some relief to the city that has been ravaged by a heatwave for the past ten days. Areas in the city such as Tambaram, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), East Coast Road (ECR), Padur, Kelambakkam, Siruseri, Navalur, Avadi, Adambakkam, Madhuravoyal and Ekkaduthangal experienced light showers On Thursday afternoon.
The Indian Meteorological Department announced that Chennai and the northern districts will continue to have light showers until Saturday, due to the formation of a new low depression in the Bay of Bengal.
Meanwhile, S P Velumani, the Minister for Municipal and Rural Administration announced on Thursday evening that the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami will take a decision today on the offer by the Kerala government to supply water to Chennai from Thiruvananthapuram via train to tackle the drought in the city. The statement was made by Velumani after the Office of the Kerala Chief Minister took to Facebook on Thursday and announced that the Tamil Nadu government had declined their offer to supply 20 lakh litres of water using the railways.
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