Chennai Flood: Milk Rs 100, Water 150
Chennai Flood: Milk Rs 100, Water 150,Tomato Rs 80 in the City
New Delhi,3 December: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flew to Chennai to take stock of the situation arising out of the floods.He tweeted that situation in Chennai as “worrisome”. Due to rain availability of essential commodities like milk,water, vegitables was affected while in some places they were being sold at exorbitant prices. A one litre packet of milk was being sold for Rs 100 in some places while vegetables like tomato and beans were being sold at Rs 80 to Rs 90 per kg and 20 litre water was being sold for 150 per bottel. Large queues were seen in places where milk was being sold while the famous Koyambedu vegetable market was cut off from the city, leading to the spiralling vegetable prices.
The price of mineral water also hit the roof with a 20 litre bottle normally available for Rs 30 being sold for Rs 150 per bottle. Most of the supermarkets and hotels across the city were either shut or had run out of stocks. Unprecedented heavy rains and flooding, triggered by north east monsoon and a low pressure in Bay of Bengal, during the last several days has heaped misery on several districts in Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai.Many areas in Chennai and its suburbs have submerged, bringing life to a halt. For the first time in over 40 years, the water has risen rapidly on the river breaching the road and the Maraimalai Adigal bridge in Saidapet cutting the arterial Anna Salai (Mount Road), rendering it out of bounds for motorists.