Two Kumki elephants were used to bring the injured tusker under control for treatment.
Many groups, that include children and elderly persons, are having a torrid time as they were forced to spend an additional 24 hours at the railway stations before they could manage to finally catch trains back home.
The southern railway has set up help desks for passengers at Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore.
The decision was made in response to the increasing flow of devotees, despite intermittent rains in the evening and night, leading to a rush.
The car crashed into people who were out for their morning walk.
The accused were nabbed by police after the latter approached them pretending to be buyers.
He also listed out the police excesses in connection with the Nava Kerala Sadas, a pan-Kerala outreach tour being taken out by Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues.
The injured were admitted to the government hospital at Perunad.
Reopening at 4 pm, the shrine will be closed for the day at 11 pm with the recital of ‘Harivarasanam.'
A dynamic queue control system has been introduced this season to manage crowding at Sannidhanam.