A train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrived in Chennai, which has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months.
The train with 50 tank wagons carrying 50,000 litres of water in each of them from Jolarpettai in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory Yard in Villivakkam on Friday afternoon.
Tamil Nadu Ministers inaugurated the distribution process. Around 100 inlet pipes installed near the railway tracks would be used to discharge 2.5 million litres of water in all the wagons to be sent to a treatment plant. After this it will be sent for distribution.
This arrangement has been made for the next six months until the advent of the north-east monsoon.
Chennai is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, and the four reservoirs supplying to the city have run dry.