Blockages by encroachments at canals connecting Porur lake to the Adyar river led to flooding.
What happened? Residents in Porur, Kolapakkam, and Mugalivakkam are unable to go about their day due to flooding. Encroachments have blocked the canals connecting Porur lake surplus to the Adyar river. Nearly a dozen encroachers have usurped the Porur canal, reducing its width. The canals have been blocked with gunny bags to prevent water from entering the colonies.
- Water from Porur surplus flows through Mugalivakkam and Madhanandhapuram and connects to Adyar behind the Chennai airport.
- Corporation chief S Rajendran said the flooding was due to excess water released from Kancheepuram. The release of water from Chembarambakkam has affected downstream areas.
Residents speak: One resident said he isn’t able to commute to his house in Mugalivakkam from his office due to the canals overflowing. He said officials deployed machinery in areas like T Nagar but not in his locality.