Chennai: First train carrying water from Jolarpet railway station in Vellore district to Chennai started its journey today. This is expected to bring an additional 10 MLD of water per day to the capital which is reeling under acute scarcity of the essential resource.
As many as 50 wagons with capacity of 54,000 liters each have been brought from Rajasthan to be attached to the train and carry water. However, every wagon will carry 50,000 liters of water. On each trip, the train will carry 25 lakh liters of water and a total of four trips per day will be made. Each trip will cost the state government Rs 8,40,000 The Chief Minister had sanctioned a fund allocation of Rs 65 crore for the entire project.