Now slum-dwellers will get drinking water at their doorstep

Sri Satya Sai Organisations sponsors tanker lorry
Water check: Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin tests one of the taps of the water tanker sponsored by Sri Satya Sai Organisations to supply water to slums in Chennai on Monday.

CHENNAI: A water tanker lorry sponsored by Sri Satya Sai Organisations, Tamil Nadu, to supply drinking water to city slums was launched on Monday.

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi flagged off the 6,000 litre tanker at the Secretariat to facilitate street supply of water to slums without much spillage.

The organisations’ state president, N. Ramani, said the drinking water in the tanker would be obtained from the Chennai Metrowater and supplied to slums that have not been provided with sintex water tanks.

The tanker, worth Rs. 9 lakh, is equipped with 17 taps and a platform on both sides to enable people to draw water with ease.

The tanker, to be initially operated on a trial basis in the slums in R.A. Puram, would be extended to other areas soon, he added.

Highlighting the other projects of the organisation, he said that strengthening of bunds at Red Hills, Chembarambakkam, and Porur lakes would be taken up. The lining work of the Kandaleru – Poondi canal, 25 km between Uthukottai and the Poondi reservoir, was underway.


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