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Jaipur: Jaipur: To address the drinking water crisis in Pali, the Rajasthan government said that it will run water trains for the residents of the area from April 15. Notably, this is the fourth time since 2005 that Pali district will get water through water. Train services which are being provided by the state government.


According to a report in News18, the Jodhpur division of North-Western Railway has given a green signal to the proposal to operate water trains.


Another TOI report said that in four rounds from Bhagat-ki-Kothi to Pali station in Jodhpur, the entire area would get 80 lakh liters of drinking water daily through 160 wagons.


Under the scheme, water trains will run from April 15 till the arrival of monsoon. These trains will draw water from multiple sources from Indira Gandhi Canal Project, dams and tube wells.

The drinking water crisis in the region started after the Jawai Dam, which supplied water to the Pali-Marwar region, dried up due to insufficient rainfall in the last monsoon.

Apart from this, the mercury started climbing rapidly in Rajasthan and many parts of the state are witnessing severe heat wave conditions in April. The maximum temperature was recorded above 40 degree Celsius at many places this week.

According to the report, the water-carrying train will cost Rs 15 lakh per day and the expenditure will be borne from the State Disaster and Relief Fund under the contingency plan. Water will be sent from Jodhpur to water train first to be filtered and then supplied to Pali city.