Incessant rain since Saturday night inundated many parts of Chennai, evoking memories of the 2015 deluge. The city registered 21.53cm of rainfall, on Saturday night; on Nov 16, 2015, the city received 24.6cm rainfall.

The downpour inundated several areas and halted train services, while motorists and pedestrians faced a tough time as several interior roads were waterlogged.

Chief minister M K Stalin announced a holiday for government offices in Chennai on Monday and asked private organisations to permit staff to work from home. He also urged PM Narendra Modi to grant funds for flood relief. The PM assured Stalin that enough funds will be allocated.

Chennai is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain over the next two days due to an upper air circulation and a low pressure area, the regional meteorological department said in its forecast. Velachery, T Nagar, Korattur, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar and Kodungaiyur were the worst affected due to inundation.

Six subways were shut due to waterlogging. Following the incessant rain, cabs and autorickshaw fares shot up as only 10% of government buses were operated. Meanwhile, the corporation said better preparedness, including state-of-the-art machinery to pump out water, helped reduce loss of life and property.