2.5 million litres of water for parched Chennai reached Vilivakkam in Chennai on 12 July 2019. Jolarpet is 217 km away from Chennai in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on June 21 that water would be ferried to quench the thirst of parched Chennai and sanctioned funds to the tune of Rs 65 crore.
In response to Chennai's worst water crisis, DMK held a protest against ruling AIADMK for not taking any major steps to solve the problem.
Many parts of the city began celebrating and twitter was flooded with rain videos. In a city reeling from its worst water crisis in 70 years, there couldn't have been any news more welcome.
An unforgiving summer is not helping Chennai - a city fast running out of water for its one crore residents.