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65 crore allocated to bring water to Chennai by rail: CM
In a urgent meeting chaired by CM, Ministers and top officials of Tamil Nadu participated.
In an urgent meeting held over water shortage in Chennai on Friday, TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy said that Rs 65 crore has been allotted for bringing water to Chennai by rail.
“All District Collectors have already been instructed to take appropriate action to solve the drinking water crisis. There is water shortage in Chennai due to the drying up of lakes that serves as water reservoirs. This year, even Krishna water was not fully available in Chennai.
Only 2 TMC water was provided instead of 12 TMC. A sum of Rs 65 crore has been allotted to bring drinking water to Chennai by rail to address the drinking water crisis. Accordingly, about 10 million litres of water will be transported every day from Jolarpet to Chennai. Also 200 million litres of water is received under the seawater desalination plan and also from the quarries, to meet out the current necessity,” said CM Edappadi Palaniswami.
Ministers and top officials in Tamil Nadu participated in this meeting held in Chennai.