Indian Railways to the rescue! Water train reaches Chennai amid severe water crisis; big relief for residents


Indian Railways to the rescue! Water train reaches Chennai amid severe water crisis; big relief for residents

Indian Railways has stepped in to help the residents of Chennai with the city reeling under the pressure of a severe water crisis. A special water train carrying as many as 50 tank wagons (BTPN) with around 50,000 litres of water in each, left from the Jolarpettai railway station, situated in the city of Vellore, to reach Chennai.

According to a recent PTI report, the train left from the Jolarpettai railway station at around 7:20 AM in the morning today. The train, in a bid to aid the residents suffering due to the severe water crisis, reached the city of Chennai in the afternoon. It reached the Villivakkam neighbourhood of Chennai, from where it was be inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu ministers, according to officials who were quoted in the report.

Jolarpettai is situated around 217 km away from Chennai and is in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is a commuters’ railway hub and comes under the Southern Railway zone. Read More

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