The Internet is all praise for a sanitation worker who was photographed hard at work in flood-hit Chennai. The woman sanitation worker was photographed on the job even as the city experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday. In two photographs that have been widely shared on Twitter, she was seen on an almost-deserted road in the Royapettah neighbourhood of the Tamil Nadu capital.
The Twitter user who shared the pictures online on Tuesday night said that he was heading home after work when he spotted the sanitation worker.
“Saw a sanitation worker women who’s been doing her work despite the heavy rain,” he wrote on the microblogging platform. “I know it’s their job but still working during these kind of times is really respectable and appreciable,” he added – a sentiment that many agreed with.
Been heading back to home in the heavy rain, Then saw a sanitation worker women who’s been doing her work despite the heavy rain. I know it’s their job but still working during these kinda times is really respectable and appreciatbale.
— Bala Jith (@ThalaBalaJith) November 10, 2021
The images have racked up over 3,300 ‘likes’ and a ton of appreciative comments on Twitter. They were also re-tweeted by the official Twitter account of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
“Hats off,” wrote one Twitter user.
— Rajesh (@rnrajesh23) November 11, 2021
“Kudos to her for what she is doing,” another said.
Kudos to her for what she is doing. Wishing her well ????????
— Madness (@madnesswien) November 10, 2021
Chennai and suburbs in Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts have seen intermittent rain since Saturday morning. Today, arrivals at Chennai Airport have been suspended till 6 pm in view of severe rains.
In the midst of this, several instances of essential workers going the extra mile have emerged on social media. Footage of TP Chatram Police Station’s Inspector Rajeshwari carrying an unconscious man on her shoulders has been widely shared on Twitter. The inspector was filmed carrying the man to an autorickshaw in a bid to rush him to the hospital.
#TamilNaduRains | TP Chatram Police Station’s Inspector Rajeshwari carries an unconscious man, on her shoulders, to an autorickshaw in a bid to rush him to a nearby hospital.#Chennai is facing waterlogging due to incessant rainfall.
— NDTV (@ndtv) November 11, 2021
Chennai police personnel were also photographed carrying a woman to safety. The woman has been left stranded by the rain. She was brought safely to the house of her relatives by police and firefighters.
சென்னை பெருநகரகாவல் ஆணையாளர் திரு.சங்கர்ஜிவால், இ.கா.ப., அவர்கள் உத்தரவின்பேரில், M-மாதவரம் காவல் நிலைய எல்லைக்குட்பட்ட தணிக்காசலம் பகுதியில் தொடர்மழையின் காரணமாக மழைநீர் சூழ்ந்ததால், அங்குள்ள ஒரு வீட்டில் வசித்து வந்த யமுனாதேவி, (வ/62) என்ற வயதான பெண்மணி சமீபத்தில் காலில்
— GREATER CHENNAI POLICE -GCP (@chennaipolice_) November 10, 2021
Heavy rains continue to lash Chennai and its nearby areas on Thursday morning, causing waterlogging in several parts of the city. The Chennai Corporation has deployed 570 electric pumps to remove floodwater.
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