Chennai: With prices of vegetables touching the dark rainy clouds here, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced operation of 11 mobile vegetable shops in 32 localities.

In a statement issued here, the state government said owing to the heavy rains vegetable supplies have come down, resulting in their prices going up.

In order to reach vegetables to the common man and also bring down the prices, 11 mobile vegetable shops would be operated in 32 localities in Chennai, the government said.

The mobile shops would be operated in Saidapet, Anna Nagar, T Nagar, Nungambakkam, Teynampet, Mylapore, Kodambakkam, Royapettah, Gopalapuram, Tondaiarpet and other localities.

The government on Friday had announced that people could travel free of cost in the city buses between December 5-8.

Meanwhile, fear of fuel shortage has resulted in long queues at petrol stations across the city.

A worker at a petrol station in South Chennai said that fresh supplies were expected in two days.

He also said they had to clean the underground fuel tanks as flood water had entered them.

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