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Chennai rains: Maharashtra to evacuate IIT-M students from state

The Maharashtra government announced on on Friday it has despatched two buses to evacuate 150 IIT students from the state who are stranded in flood-hit Chennai in response to an SOS from them.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2015 17:54 IST
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The Maharashtra government has despatched two buses to evacuate 150 IIT students from the state who are stranded in flood-hit Chennai.

The Maharashtra government announced on on Friday it has despatched two buses to evacuate 150 IIT students from the state who are stranded in flood-hit Chennai in response to an SOS from them.

The Maharashtra government announced on Friday has arranged two buses to evacuate about 150 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) students hailing from the state who were stranded in flood-hit Chennai.

“Around 150 students from Maharashtra studying at @iitmadras were stranded in #ChennaiFloods and got in touch with Maharashtra govt,” chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted.

“Maharashtra Govt immediately arranged for 2 buses from Bengaluru for the stranded students & will ensure that they reach home soon,” he said.