'Car-cum-boat' helping victims in Chennai

'Car-cum-boat' helping victims in Chennai

By: || Updated: 08 Dec 2015 08:21 AM
Chennai: In order to help those stuck in the flood and also to provide relief material to them, the administration is using new kind of vehicle here.

This "car-cum-boat" can run both on water and land and has come as a blessing for those who need urgent help. The vehicle is much faster than traditional boat and can swiftly reach to those who need assistant.

It is pertinent to mention here the city has received heavy rainfall during the annual northeast monsoon in November–December 2015.

More than 300 people have died and over 1.8 million people have been displaced. Damages and losses are estimated to be more than ₹20000 crore (US$3 billion).

This flooding is attributed to the El Niño phenomenon during the El Niño year of 2015.

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