State seeks Rs 2,600 cr special package from Centre as death toll nears 400

Over one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that killed 373 people, have finally abated.

  • Maruti Suzuki, employees pledge Rs 3.5 cr for Kerala flood relief

    Maruti Suzuki India said today that the company along with its employees will donate Rs 3.5 crore as Kerala flood relief effort.

    It has donated Rs 2 crore towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to strengthen relief, rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts of the government, Maruti Suzuki India said in a statement.

    In addition, employees of the company will make a contribution amounting to Rs 1.5 crore, it added.

  • Aug 21, 02:55 PM (IST)

    NHAI suspends user fee at three toll plazas

    In view of the unprecedented flood situation in Kerala, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has suspended user fee at three toll plazas in the state, the government today said.

    The waiver has been made on the toll plazas at Paliekkara in Thrissur district, Pampampallam in Palakkad district and Kumbalam in Cochin, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement.

    The waiver came into effect last week and will continue till August 26, it added.

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