Extending a vast area of 4,43,919 square kilometres, the Chennai Corporation, civic body has revitalized 33 waterbodies at a cost of INR 23.9 crore in the first phase of renovation will be inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
The Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said the CM and Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani will dedicate the facilities to the chennai city. Ten waterbodies have been restored under the CMCDM Chennai Mega City Developmengt Fund, at a cost of INR 12.94 crores, while 13 have been restored under the smart city funds and 10 have been restored under the CSR funds.
Other than this, the Chennai Corporation has also restored public wells and designed them in creative ways. A well in zone 3 has been designed like a basket, while a well in zone 9 is designed like a coffee cup and another well in zone 14 has been designed like a watermelon. Chennai highly populated in Tamil Nadu faces lot of struggles during floods and stormy season and scarcity of drinking water in summer season. The renovation ensures the proper utilization of the water bodies.