Amid the controversies around the Vel Yatra scheduled by the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP, the entire state machinery is gearing up to welcome Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah to Chennai on November 21. During his visit, he is expected to inaugurate a few infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu, including laying the foundation stones for the Phase 2 of Chennai Metro Rail and a flyover on Coimbatore-Avinashi road.
Amit Shah will also declare a new reservoir open in the outskirts of Chennai on Saturday. This reservoir, in Thervoy Kandigai village, around 60 kilometres from the capital city, will supply water exclusively for the needs of the residents of Chennai. This will also be the fifth major reservoir in the outskirts of Chennai, after Poondi, Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarambakkam.
Here are a few important things about the new reservoir.