Singaporeans advised to postpone travel to Chennai because of severe flooding

People make their way along a flooded road in Chennai, India.
People make their way along a flooded road in Chennai, India.PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans are advised to postpone all non-essential travel to Chennai, India, in the light of severe flooding in most areas of the city.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a travel notice on Thursday (Dec 3), said that all flight operations at the city's airport have been suspended as the airport has been closed. It added that train and bus services have been disrupted.

"Singaporeans already in Chennai are advised to stay indoors and take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety at all times," the notice said.

 
 
 

Singaporeans travelling to or living in the city are encouraged to register with the ministry at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg so they can be contacted in the event of an emergency. Those who require assistance can call the duty officer at the Singapore Consulate General in Chennai at +919840033136, or e-mail singcon_maa@mfa.sg, or reach the 24-hour MFA duty office at 6379 8800, 6379 8855 or mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg.