Flays AIADMK for inaction on crisis

DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Sunday urged the State government to deploy more water tankers at cheaper rate to meet the drinking water requirements of Chennai.

In a statement here, he said there was no water in the lakes that supplied drinking water to Chennai and people had been forced to fetch water from quarries.

“Even though the desalination plants created during the DMK regime in Minjur and Nemmeli help overcome the crisis in South Chennai to certain extent, the AIADMK government has not done anything in the last six years to tide over the crisis,” he alleged. Mr. Stalin said even though the AIADMK government announced a desalination plant at a cost of Rs. 1371 crore in Nemmeli and another plant at Porur at a cost of Rs. 4,070 crore, both the projects remained only on paper.