Tamil Nadu continued to reel under heavy rain and the downpour caused a road at a busy Chennai intersection to cave in on Monday, and forced at least ten flights to be delayed in the city on Tuesday.
A section of the road at the Madhya Kailash signal in Chennai caved in on Monday, leaving a huge crater even as vehicles passed by. The traffic police soon barricaded the crater.
The road is reportedly used by employees travelling to the IT offices in the city.
Chennai is bearing the brunt of a low pressure trough that has formed in the Bay of Bengal, according to the weather department.
Schools and colleges remained shut on Tuesday as well, after rains continued to batter the state.
So far, at least 122 people have died in Tamil Nadu due to the rains in the past few weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered the release of about Rs 940 crores as financial assistance after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote to him seeking relief.
During his 'Mann ki Baat' address on Sunday, Modi mentioned that the heavy rain in Tamil Nadu was an example of the impact of climate change.