Officials from Public Works Department said construction will begin in a month once the tender process is completed.
Being built across one of Adyar river’s tributaries, Orathur, the reservoir will be by combining Orathur and Arambakkam tanks and Orathur check dam in Sriperumbudur.
This project was mainly formulated to augment water supply to suburban areas such as Tambaram, Pallavaram, Anakaputhur and Pammal which are dependent on erratic Palar water supply.
“This reservoir is mainly a storage facility and will help in increasing water levels in these two tanks.
People who own parcels of land in these 280 acres will be compensated by alternative land in downstream area, officials said.
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