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Water train from Jolarpettai to Chennai: Railway to charge Rs 8.6 lakh per trip

B Anbuselvan, The New Indian Express on July 09, 2019

CHENNAI: With transportation of water by train from Jolarpettai to Chennai likely to commence in a few days, the Southern Railway has fixed about Rs 8.6 lakh as a tariff for the water train per trip.

On average, the State will pay 34 paise per litre for transporting water from Jolarpettai to Villivakkam. The spillage per trip is pegged at 10 to 15 per cent.

The expense for producing one litre of potable water from sea at the desalination plant, is Rs 150, according to official sources in Chennai Metro water.

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