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Amit Shah will dedicate the Rs 380 crore Thervoy Kandigai reservoir

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will dedicate the Rs 380 crore Thervoy Kandigai reservoir in neighbouring Tiruvallur district, and lay the foundation stones for a slew of infrastructure projects worth over Rs 67,000 crore during his visit here on Saturday. Also, Shah will lay the foundation stone for the phase II of Chennai Metro Rail at an estimated cost of Rs 61,843 crore at a function here in which chief minister K Palaniswami would preside, an official release said on Tuesday. Deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, ministers and officials would participate in the event. The much-delayed reservoir in Tiruvallur district, formed by combining two lakes-- Thervoy Kandigai and Kannankottai, is expected to meet Chennai's additional requirement for drinking water. Spread across 1,495 acres, it will serve as the fifth reservoir for the city and may help avert drought-like situation.

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