CM lays foundation stone for mega water project

Madurai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today laid foundation stone for Rs 1,295.76 crore Mullaiperiyar drinking water project here.

The Mullaiperiyar drinking water project, which envisages laying a 143-km-long pipeline from Lower camp near Gudalur to Madurai city, will bring additional 125 million litres per day of drinking water to the city.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated an additional building constructed at Madurai Collectorate and a slew of other completed projects.

The mega water project will be implemented under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.

According to officials, the project is a boon for the residents in the city who face water shortage.