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Train carrying 2.5 mn ltr water from Jolarpettai to reach parched Chennai

The train was supposed to reach on Thursday, but leakages in the valves led to the delay


The first train carrying water to parched Chennai is likely to leave from Jolarpet railway station on Friday. “The wagons have been filled. We are waiting for clearance to leave from Chennai Metro Water,” A function has been planned at the Villivakkam railway station to receive the first water train. State minister S P Velumani and few other ministers are expected to attend. Fifty wagons of this train with a capacity of 50 kilolitres each would transport 2.5 million litres each trip. With two trains available for this purpose, the railway authorities are trying to supply at least 7.5 million litres a day to begin with, though the target is 10 million litres. “Based on slots available for movement of these trains the capacity could go up,” said the officer. Southern Railways would charge Chennai Metro Water Rs. 7.5 lakh for each trip. The Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs. 65 core for this project. Officials say these trains would take around five hours to reach Chennai’s Villivakkam, 220 km away, from where water would be pumped to the Kilpauk Water Works, the pumping station that distributes water to localities in the city. However, the water supply by train would not increase supply to Chennai. It will only ease the pressure on the state government to ensure a minimum supply of 525 million litres to residents against the requirement of 830 million litres a day… Read Full Story: Chennai Water Crisis

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Train Carrying 2.5 Mn Ltr Water From Jolarpettai to Reach Parched Chennai  

Train carrying 2.5 mn ltr water from Jolarpettai to reach parched Chennai on Business Standard. The train was supposed to reach on Thursday...

Train Carrying 2.5 Mn Ltr Water From Jolarpettai to Reach Parched Chennai  

Train carrying 2.5 mn ltr water from Jolarpettai to reach parched Chennai on Business Standard. The train was supposed to reach on Thursday...

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