Tamil Nadu government announces water train for parched Chennai
State government also received flak after it reportedly turned down an offer from Kerala on Thursday to supply water to Chennai’s residents
Chennai needs about 800 millions of litres per day of water daily, but the public water board has been able to supply only 525 MLD currently
Bengaluru: As India watches in horror poignant stories of water shortage emerging from its second richest state, Tamil Nadu, the state government on Friday announced a 220km water train every day to bring water to its capital city Chennai. The trains will carry water from Jolarpettai, 220 km away, every day at an expense of ₹65 crore, according to the government.