Rains increase price rates of veggies in markets

By V Padmasini Published on Nov 09, 2017 12:41 PM IST

Chennai: The recent rains brought relief to the locality in a few ways.

The Kapaleeshwarar temple tank at Mylapore in the city filled fast much to residents delight. people also felt that the water problem would considerably reduce for in the coming days.

However it also brought with it a host of problems, civic and others even on the first day.

Parts of Mylapore, Alwarpet and Mandaveli in the region did not have electricity the whole night.

Potholes were seen at several roads in the locality, including Mundagakanni Amman Koil 4th Lane, Justice Sundaram Street, Mandaveli Street, Srinivasapuram at Pattinapakkam and V. C. Garden First Street at Mandaveli making commuting a nightmare for bikers and car drivers alike.

In several areas like RA Puram water logging was severe on some roads as the drains were blocked with leaves and other debris.

At Ammani Ammal Street, Mandaveli, opposite St. Mary’s Road Cemetery, residents had to wade through ankle deep water .

In front of a well known school on Fourth Cross Street, R. K. Nagar, Mandaveli there was heavy water logging despite the Corporation having laid drains a few months ago in view of the monsoon.Studens had to wade through the water while coming out of it.

Prices of vegetables soared in the local markets. At the market at South Mada Street, Mylapore, even potatoes and onions were being sold at Rs. 45 per kilo.

Vegetables like beans and carrot were being sold for Rs 25 more than the regular price. Vendors attribute the increase in price to the inability of lorries to bring the produce and the short supply at the market at Koyambedu.

Traffic snarls at San Thome High Road and Dr R K Salai were just one of the many issues that cropped up as a result of the rains yesterday.