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Water train set to relieve drought-hit Tamil Nadu

Water train set to relieve drought-hit Tamil Nadu

Reuters
JOLARPETTAI, India
Indian authorities on Thursday filled tanks with water and loaded them onto a train in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to supply its manufacturing capital Chennai where reservoirs have have run dry.
Technicians in the railway station at Jolarpettai, located over 217 km from Chennai, worked from early on Thursday to fill fifty wagons with 50,000 litres of water each, sourced from a south Indian river.
The unusual water train, expected to reach Chennai on Friday, will provide much needed relief to the carmaking centre dubbed “India’s Detroit.” The shortage has forced some schools to shut, companies to ask employees to work from home, and hotels to ration water for guests. Bad water management and lack of rainfall mean all four reservoirs that supply Chennai have run virtually dry this summer. Other Indian cities, including the capital New Delhi and technology hub Bengaluru, are also grappling with water shortages.

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