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First train carrying 2.5 million litres of water has reached Chennai

Vellore:12/7/19:The first train carrying 2.5 million litres of water from Jolarpet in Vellore district has reached Chennai this afternoon.

The special train with fifty wagons unloaded the water at Villivakkam in Chennai from where it will be taken through pipelines to the pumping station of Metrowater for distribution in the parched city. More from our correspondent:

“Chennai is facing severe water shortage following continuous drought for two consecutive years. It led to the major water bodies that cater to the city needs going bone dry.

To meet the growing needs of the city, the state administration decided to source water from other towns. Jolarpet is some 205 kilometers away from Chennai, where river water source proves to be reliable and therefore water is being brought from the town.

It is set to continue for several months until the situation improves. The water-special rake is capable of running for two to three trips a day, earning up to 7.74 crore rupees revenue a month for the Railways.

Preparatory works like laying pipelines to pump in water from the source at Jolarpet and evacuate the water at Villivakkam in Chennai went on for over two weeks, which have fructified today with the arrival of the first train today. It is expected to quench the thirst of the metropolis partially.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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