Tamil Nadu Chennai Live Updates: Traffic diversions in parts of city till 10.30 am for Independence Day rehearsals

Tamil Nadu Chennai Latest News Live Updates: The road between Kamarajar Salai and Napier Bridge up to RBI Subway North on Rajaji Salai and Flag Staff Road will be closed to traffic till 10.30 am.

Tamil Nadu Chennai News Live Updates: Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebrations on August 15 at Fort St. George, the Greater Chennai Police has announced traffic diversions in parts of the city on August 9 and 13 for rehearsals. According to a press release, there will be traffic diversions from 6.30 am to 10 am.

Vehicles along Kamarajar Salai which are headed towards Parry’s Corner via Rajaji Salai will have to proceed along Swami Sivananda Salai, Anna Salai, Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R A Mandram and NFS Road to reach Parry’s Corner. Vehicles along Rajaji Salai which are bound for Kamarajar Salai via Rajaji Salai have to proceed though NFS Road, R A Mandram, Muthusamy Road, Muthusamy Bridge, Anna Salai and Wallajah Road to reach their destination.

Those travelling along Anna Salai towards Parry’s Corner and Kamarajar Salai via Flag Staff Road will be diverted along Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R A Mandram and NFS Road to reach Parry’s Corner and via Flag Staff Road will be diverted along Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R A Mandram, NFS Road, Anna Salai and Wallajah Road to reach Kamarajar Salai.

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The Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP) has announced traffic diversions in parts of Chennai today till 11 am due to Phase II works by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).

Here are the diversions:

No diversions for vehicles from Porur towards Kodambakkam Bridge

Traffic on Arcot Road from 80 Feet Road Junction to Kodambakkam Power House Junction will be one-way

Vehicles heading towards Porur and Saligramam from Kodambakkam Bridge should take the left at Power House Junction and travel via Ambedkar Salai – Ashok Nagar Police Station Junction right – 2nd Avenue Junction – Straight – P T Rajan Salai – Raja Mannar Salai – 80 Feet Road – Arcot Road and then head to Porur

Vehicles heading towards Vadapalani Junction from Kodambakkam Bridge should take left at Power House Junction and travel via Ambedkar Salai – Ashok Nagar Police Station Junction right – 2nd Avenue Junction – Right – J N 100 Feet Road and proceed towards Vadapalani

Vehicles heading to K K Nagar from Porur will not be allowed to take a right turn at 80 Feet Road Junction. Instead, vehicles should proceed towards Vadapalani Junction, take a right turn and reach K K Nagar via P T Rajan Salai

Vehicles from Ashok Pillar to Kodambakkam Bridge will not be allowed to proceed straight at Ashok Nagar Police Station Junction. Instead, vehicles should take a left turn and then take the right turn at Duraisami Salai and reach Kodambakkam Bridge via Kodambakkam Post Office

Vehicles from Vadapalani Junction to Duraisamy Salai will not be allowed to take a right turn at Duraisamy Salai. Instead, vehicles will be diverted via Power House Junction and Ambedkar Salai

Vehicles bound for 100 Feet Road from K K Nagar will not be allowed to turn right at Raja Mannar Salai Junction. Vehicles should take the left turn and reach 100 Feet Road via 80 Feet Road and Arcot Road

Vehicles from Vannier Street will not be allowed to head straight on Raja Mannar Salai from 80 Feet Road Junction. Instead, vehicles have to take the left turn at 80 Feet Road Junction and reach Arcot Road

Vehicles heading towards Ashok Pillar from Koyambedu will not be allowed to head straight at Vadapalani Junction Service Road. Instead, vehicles have to take the left turn at Vadapalani Junction Service Road and reach Power House Junction, then take right and reach Ashok Pillar via Ambedkar Salai.

Vaccine hesitancy was prevalent among 27.6 per cent of people aged above 60 years while the same was present in 16.9 per cent between the age group of 18 and 44 years, a study by the Tamil Nadu government revealed on Sunday.

As many as 18.2 per cent of people between the age group of 45 and 59 years were also hesitant to receive the jabs, the survey conducted by the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, in July across Tamil Nadu, said.

According to the study, vaccine hesitancy was observed in 19.7 per cent men and 18.4 per cent women, while 17.5 per cent people living in urban and 20.3 per cent in rural areas expressed “unwillingness” to get inoculated.

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Tamil Nadu recorded 1956 positive cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 25,75,308. Among these, Chennai reported 187 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,39,667. The state recorded 28 deaths on Sunday, putting the state toll at 34,317. 24 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1807 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,20,584.

As of Sunday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 20,407. Till date, 15,04,299 males, 10,70,971 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 3,86,97,187 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,60,229 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 283 Covid-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 214 are private facilities.

Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebrations on August 15 at Fort St. George, the Greater Chennai Police has announced traffic diversions in parts of the city today for rehearsals.

According to a press release, there will be traffic diversions on the three days from 6.30 am to 10 am. The road between Kamarajar Salai and Napier Bridge up to RBI Subway North on Rajaji Salai and Flag Staff Road will be closed to traffic.

Vehicles along Kamarajar Salai which are headed towards Parry’s Corner via Rajaji Salai will have to proceed along Swami Sivananda Salai, Anna Salai, Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R A Mandram and NFS Road to reach Parry’s Corner.

Vehicles along Rajaji Salai which are bound for Kamarajar Salai via Rajaji Salai have to proceed though NFS Road, R A Mandram, Muthusamy Road, Muthusamy Bridge, Anna Salai and Wallajah Road to reach their destination.

Those travelling along Anna Salai towards Parry’s Corner and Kamarajar Salai via Flag Staff Road will be diverted along Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R A Mandram and NFS Road to reach Parry’s Corner and via Flag Staff Road will be diverted along Muthusamy Bridge, Muthusamy Road, R A Mandram, NFS Road, Anna Salai and  Wallajah Road to reach Kamarajar Salai.

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Welcome to today’s live blog. We bring to you the latest news on Covid-19, politics, features, entertainment, sports, art and culture from across Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow our live blog and @ie_chennai to stay up to date with what’s happening in the state.

Vaccine hesitancy was prevalent among 27.6 per cent of people aged above 60 years while the same was present in 16.9 per cent between the age group of 18 and 44 years, a study by the Tamil Nadu government revealed on Sunday. As many as 18.2 per cent of people between the age group of 45 and 59 years were also hesitant to receive the jabs, the survey conducted by the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, in July across Tamil Nadu, said.

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A meeting of DMK district secretaries chaired by party president and Chief Minister M K Stalin in Chennai on Sunday discussed preparations for polls to rural local bodies in nine districts of Tamil Nadu. The meeting deliberated on gearing up for polls in the nine districts of Kancheepuram, Chengelpet, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupathur, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tirunelveli and Tenkasi, party sources said.

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For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 or 044 25384520 | Citizens can also contact the general helpline 104, the 24-hour helplines 044 29510400 or 29510500 and the 24 x 7 mobile helplines 8754448477 or 9444340496 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | Find the nearest GCC vaccine centre here and book your slots here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC’s monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7)

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