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Water Supply and Drainage Schemes Commence Along Chennai’s East Coast Road

Significant progress was made on long-awaited water supply and underground sewerage projects along the East Coast Road in Chennai. Municipal Administration Minister K.N. Nehru initiated these schemes in Palavakkam, Neelankarai, and Kottivakkam, marking a crucial step in addressing the region’s infrastructure needs.

The project, valued at ₹418.20 crore, is aimed at providing 12,776 sewer connections in Kottivakkam, Neelankarai, and Palavakkam within the Sholinganallur zone. It encompasses 17 sewage pumping stations, 164 kilometers of pipelines, and 1,633 machine holes, ultimately benefiting approximately 1.03 lakh residents. Furthermore, Neelankarai residents will soon enjoy piped water supply through a ₹77.03 crore initiative that commenced on Monday.

This endeavor addresses a decade-long demand for safe drinking water and an underground drainage network, with 52 kilometers of pipelines and significant infrastructure upgrades, including 22-lakh liter capacity overhead tanks and a five-lakh liter capacity storage sump.