Desilting of 30 canals within Chennai Corporation in progress as North-east Monsoon nears

The Greater Chennai Corporation has undertaken a commendable project prior to the start of North east monsoons in a month. Desilting of 30 canals within the corporation limits and clearing the banks of Cooum and Adyar rivers are in full swing and is expected to be completed in 2 more weeks.

The project, worth Rs.10 crores, has employed robotic excavators for desilting and an amphibian robotic excavator for clearing the vegetation along the river banks. So far, 20 canals have been desilted and most of the work around the river banks is also completed.

The silt and vegetation removed from canals and river banks are then taken to Perungudi or Kodungaiyur dump yard.

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