Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Kerala Water Authority jointly constructed a watertank capable of storing 76 lakh litres of water in Attukal Thiruvananthapuram. It was completed in three years time. Watersupply from the tank has started immediately in connection with the on going Pongala Festival at Attukal Bhagavathy temple.
Once the JICA drinking water project completes, it is possible to supply water in entire Attukal area. A total of 11 water tanks are proposed in Thiruvananthapuram at an estimated cost of Rs.420 crore. Watertanks started functioning in Kudappanakunnu, Vattiyoorkavu, Malamugal and Attukal, while construction work on the remaining watertanks are going on at good pace.
News Sourced from “Kerala Kaumudi” & “Metro Manorama”