Narmada water for 3 districts
The Times of India News Service
RAJKOT: River Narmada, the lifeline of Gujarat, would be quenching the thirst of people in drought-prone Saurashtra. A 40-tanker train would reach here on Wednesday and the life-saver would be supplied to the worst-hit areas in Rajkot, Surendranagar and Jamnagar districts.
District collector A K Rakesh is supervising the preparations being made by a jubilant public to receive the train at Rajkot junction. A grand function is being planned on the occasion of getting Narmada water.
According to the collector, after releasing water for Surendranagar, the train will reach Rajkot around 12 pm. Water would be supplied to 40 villages of 8 talukas in the district and in each village, the sarpanch would 'welcome' the tanker.
The train will go to Jamnagar from Rajkot.