The central team arrives at Chennai to inspect the districts affected by the recent downpour

CHENNAI: The Central Government’s team, which has been appointed for an on-the-spot inspection of the damage caused by the rain in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, reached Chennai.

The seven-member crew is set to inspect 12 districts and the  Union Territory, which is led by Rajiv Sharma, Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry.

On Sunday evening, the team had a meeting with Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu V Irai Anbu, Commissioner of Revenue Administration K Phanindra Reddy, Revenue Secretary Kumar Jayant and including other senior officials at the Secretariat and also met the Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi in the Ripon Building.

Four people of the team have set to visit the flood-affected areas in Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram districts this morning, following Puducherry in the afternoon. On November 23, the team is set to visit Cuddalore and Mayiladuthurai in the morning and Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Tiruchi in the afternoon.

The three other members have set to visit Thoothukudi this morning and then to Kanniyakumari. On Tuesday, they are to return to Chennai and set to inspect Vellore and Ranipet.

Both the teams will return to Chennai by the evening of Tuesday and will be leaving for New Delhi after having a discussion at the Secretariat, on Wednesday.

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