GCC seeks loan from WB

The Greater Chennai Corporation has sought a World Bank funding of Rs 376 crore for the drinking water project in the city.

Sources in the Corporation said that the project will be executed jointly by the Water Resources Department (WRD), Metro water, Chennai Corporation, and the Transport Department.

This project falls under the umbrella of Chennai city partnership programme. Chennai City Corporation will be the nodal agency for the project.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the scheme will soon be submitted to World Bank, sources in the Greater Chennai Corporation told IANS. The DPR is prepared in consultation with Metro Water and the Chennai Corporation.

The project once implemented will lead to providing continuous water supply to the residents of the Corporation.

The Water Resources Department has also commenced increasing the storage capacities of the existing reservoir in Poondi and Chembarambakkam.