Power supply resumed on Tuesday morning in Chennai after a night-long disruption due to sudden heavy shower and gusty winds on Monday.
The Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Chennai informed via Twitter, “We have restored the power supply and resolved the signalling issues as our officers worked through the night. Our General Manager (GM), B.G.Mallya was monitoring the situation through the night despite being on an official tour to Salem (Tamil Nadu), while the DRM monitored the situation from the control office.”
In an earlier tweet, the DRM had explained that the power supply had been disrupted due to the weather conditions in the city. They expected delay in the suburban services due to power supply to their overhead equipment (OHE) and minor signaling failures in all suburban sections.
They said, “We regret the delays caused to the long-distance trains early in the morning due to the above factors but we have tried our best to minimise the inconvenience caused to you. Sometimes, despite being fully prepared, we appear powerless before the forces of nature.”
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Monday predicted isolated heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It also issued severe warnings associated with cyclone Asani.