M Bhakthavachalam, Superintending Engineer, PWD, Palar Basin Circle, Chennai Region, told DTNext, “We have fully completed works in Ayanambakkam tank. As far as Porur tank is concerned, as it is too full, there is no possibility to begin the job now. However, we are planning to undertake works in the Nemam tank soon,” he said. “We are determined to increase storage in these tanks as much as possible”, he added. When asked, why the department was not taking up works earlier, the official quipped that there was a legal issue.