Rahul may visit Chennai on Dec 8

New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit flood-affected parts of Chennai this week.

Sources in the party said that Gandhi is likely to visit there on December 8.

The flood-ravaged city was struggling to return to normalcy with partial restoration of telecommunication and train services, besides many roads also becoming fairly motorable even as water logging woes continued in several areas.

Torrential rains have left at least 245 people dead since October 1, according to Tamil Nadu government.

The situation took a turn for the worse on Tuesday with large areas of the city flooded. The deluge destroyed crucial road and rail links, shutdown the airport, snapped power and telecom lines and left lakhs of people stranded.