Clean-up Shocker: Corporation Dredges 8 Lakh Tonnes Silt from Major Canals

The Greater Chennai Corporation has removed close to 8 lakh tonnes of silt from the city’s major flood carriers like the Buckinham Canal, Captian Cotton Canal and River Adyar.

According to data obtained from the corporation, the civic body employed amphibian vehicle and robotic excavators for the task and cleared 7.61 lakh tonnes of silt till the end of August. The amphibian vehicles vehicles removed 5.82 tonnes of silt and robotic excavators, 1.79 lakh tonnes.

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