Chennai to get its fifth reservoir today News Today
| Saturday | 21st November, 2020
Chennai: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will dedicate the newly built Chennai's fifth reservoir and lay the foundation stone for the second phase of Chennai Metro Rail project here today.
During the 90-minute event Amit Shah will dedicate the Rs 380 crore Thervoy Kandigai reservoir in neighbouring Tiruvallur district lay the foundation stones for the phase II of Chennai Metro Rail at an estimated cost of Rs 61843 crore.
The new reservoir was expected to further augment the drinking water requirements of this teeming megapolis besides meeting the additional needs.
The new reservoir would facilitate supply of 65 million litres a day (MLD) water to the city and the project would raise the combined water storage in the lakes by 1000 mcft.
The phase II Metro project will cover 118.9 km with three corridors Madhavaram to SIPCOT Madhavaram to Sholinganallur and Light House to Poonamallee as CMRLwas awaiting funding from the Centre for the project.