Search for Water!

The Chennai Outer Ring Road, a major and quintessential transport corridor plays an important role in connecting the outskirt region with the city. This 62 km long road along its path passes through several regions that are well known for their water identities; Puzhal, Cholavaram, Chembarambakkam, Palavedu and more.

Apart from these major water zones, there are countless water bodies ranging from small ponds, to large lakes, and sophisticated canal systems connecting each of them. Once a water-rich zone, the water bodies along this road have today been taken over by invasive weeds, overgrown shrubs, solid waste and construction debris. Sheer negligence and improper maintenance had led to the downfall of the water bodies in the region.

Five such water bodies are the Kolappancheri Lake, Banaveeduthottam Lake, Vellacheri Lake, Panayanthangal Lake, and the Konimedu Lake. E.F.I along with the Tiruvallur District Collector has taken on the ambitious task of…

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