Chennai floods: Air India has come to the rescue of stranded travellers today saying it will operate a special flight to the Arrakonam Naval Air Station to ferry stranded passengers who have been airlifted from Chennai airport.
After being troubled by incessant rain, Chennai floods are tormenting the city’s residents and travellers going to, or heading away from it. Coming to the rescue of travellers at least is government-owned Air India, which today said it will operate a special flight to the Arrakonam Naval Air Station from Hyderabad to ferry stranded passengers, who have been airlifted from Chennai airport by the IAF helicopters.
The special Air India Flight AI- 564 was expected to take off from Hyderabad for Arrakonam Naval Air Station at around 1530 hours, an Air India spokesperson said. No confirmation is available as yet.
With the Chennai airport closed till December 6 following heavy rains and floods, Air India had successfully landed an Airbus A320 carrying passengers from Hyderabad at the Rajali Naval Air Station at Arakkonam last evening.
Air India said that the special flight will carry 30 of its personnel onboard for logistics, adding the flight would bring back 130 passengers who have been evacuated from the Chennai airport by the IAF personnel.
Earlier in the day, the airline had managed to transport 60 stranded passengers by road to Thiruvananthapuram while 35 passengers were accommodated in an IAF flight from Thambaram airbase
Also see: Indian Railways cancelled trains list:
|Sl NO||Train No||TRAINS CANCELLED FROM CHENNAI EGMORE||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|1||17651||Chennai Egmore-Kacheguda Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|2||17643||Chennai Egmore-Kakinada Circar Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|3||15929||Chennai Egmore –Dibrugarh(Weekly) Exp||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|4||56860||Villupuram – Tambaram Passenger||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|5||66043/66045||Madras Beach-Melmaruvathur-Villupuram Pass||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|Trains Cancelled from Chennai Central|
|1||56001||Chennai-Arakkonam-Passenger||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|2||16053||Chennai-Tirupathi Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|3||57239||Chennai-Gudur/Bitragunta-Chennai Passenger||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|4||22826||Chennai-Shalimar (Weekly) Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|5||12603||Chennai-Hyderabad Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|6||12685||Chennai-Mangalore Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|7||12759||Chennai-Hyderabad Charminar Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|8||12615||Chennai-Delhi-Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Exp||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|9||22639||Chennai –Alappuzha Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|10||12623||Chennai –Thiruvananthapuram Mail||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|11||16021||Chennai-Mysore Kaveri Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|12||22631||Chennai- Biknaner (Weekly) AC Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|13||22651||Chennai – Palani Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|14||12621||Chennai- New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|
|15||16203||Chennai-Tirupati Express||Cancelled on 3.12.2015|