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Chennai Airport becomes fully functional from today

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Chennai: The Chennai Airport has become fully operational from this morning, as airliners are resuming their domestic and international flights from there.

Civil Aviation authorities said the airport that was shut down last Wednesday due to heavy inundation is now ready for operation day and night.

We are happy to announce that it has been decided to resume the round the clock services, all weather operations from 6 a.m. December 7. In other words, from 7th December, 2015, normal operations of Chennai Airport i.e. both Domestic and International flight operations will start operating,” said a statement released by Chennai Airport Director Deepak Shastri.

With this, the city has got integrated with all modes of transport that were hugely affected by the recent floods.

In the rain-devastated Chennai and its suburbs, the Army has over sixty teams including medical units undertaking relief measures for those who are living in areas that are still engulfed by water and those in temporary shelters.

Indian Coast Guard made ten air sorties yesterday and dropped about two tonnes of relief materials in coordination with the state authorities. Navy distributed more than two tonnes of essential items through aerial and road means.

The NDRF personnel are continuing their biggest ever rescue and relief operations in Tamil Nadu. Educational institutions are given leave in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallu and Cuddalore districts today as well. (ANI)