Chennai gets 50-wagon train with drinking water

Abid Hussain, NewsX on July 15, 2019

Chennai gets 50-wagon train with drinking water: A train, carrying a huge quantity of water for the parched Chennai, has arrived in the capital city on Friday. The concerned authorities had filled water tanks and loaded them onto a train for the water scarcity-hit area on Thursday. As many as 50 wagons were loaded onto the train with each wagon carrying 50,000 liters of water, reports said.

Due to the lack of water, many schools were shut. Even some companies have asked their employees to work from home. The water train reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory Yard in Villivakkam on Friday afternoon. Earlier, the train’s arrival to Chennai was delayed due to leakage in the valves. It was supposed to arrive on Thursday.

An official of the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board was quoted as saying that all the wagons will be sent to a treatment plant, adding that it would be distributed after undergoing filtration. He said that the arrangement would be in place for almost six months.

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