"This kind of problem did not emerge in the last 100 years. The government is doing its best to overcome the situation arising from devastating floods. Over 50 trains have been cancelled and around 200 trains were affected over a period of time," Prabhu told the media here.

"Senior officers have been deployed at major stations of Tamil Nadu. Over 10,000 food packets and water bottles were distributed to the stranded passengers. Food and drinking water stocks are available at major stations," he added.

Prabhu also said the railway doctors have been deployed at various stations to check the deteriorating health condition of the stranded passengers.

"Railway Doctors have also been deployed at various stations to check the deteriorating health condition of the passengers. Helpline number is already there but the people are also given basic information through public announcement," he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas today, announced central assistance of Rs. 1,000 crore for rain-hit Chennai. He also met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

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