"The tracks are still submerged at Chennai Egmore and Chennai Central which is making both entering and leaving the stations almost impossible. But we are working very hard nevertheless to help people," Railways Public Relations Officer Anil Saxena told reporters.

Talking about the rescue operation undertaken by the railways, Saxena said that yesterday around eight special trains were run across areas like Bengaluru and Rameshwaram, rescuing around 10,000 people and that seven to eight trains will do the same today as well.

"324 trains have been cancelled till now and we had to cancel 96 trains today but train operations will improve with time. We are trying to arrange drinking water and food for passengers. Yesterday we released 20,000 food and drinking packets. We are setting up medical booths and security help booths as well," Saxena added.

Meanwhile, with the rains having reduced, rescue operations by different teams have intensified in Tamil Nadu to rescue stranded people as they are trying to take advantage of the rain-less situation.

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