On Thursday authorities loaded tanks with water and placed them onto a train for sending it to Chennai a manufacturing capital in Tamil Nadu where reservoirs have gone dry.
In Jolarpettai railway station, which is located about 217 km from Chennai, Professionals started working from early on Thursday to load fifty carriages with 50,000 litres of water each, sourced from a south Indian river.
The unusual water train, expected to reach Chennai on Friday, will provide much-needed relief to the car makingcentre dubbed “India’s Detroit”. The deficit has forced some schools to close, companies to ask employees to work from home, and hotels to ration water for guests.
Poor water administration and absence of rainfall involve all four reservoirs that provide Chennai has gone virtually dry this summer. Other Indian cities, including the capital New Delhi and silicon city Bengaluru, are also wrestling with water shortages.
On Thursday The train was assumed to approach Chennai, but due to spills in valves connecting the tank to the railway station seized authorities to pause the plans by a day, officials at the railway station said.
People residing in the outskirts are seizing the roads and laying assault to tanker lorries due to fear of their water resources being spared so city dwellers, businesses and luxury hotels do not run out.
Underwater levels in Chennai and in neighbourhood around the city have been dropping due to the scarcity of rainfall. Like other Indian cities, Chennai’s growth over the past 20 years has been active and chaotic.Share this to your,