Chennai water crisis hits the construction sector

The water crisis in Chennai and in several other places in Tamil Nadu has affected the construction sector severely, said realty players.

“We are not able to get good water fulfilling quality parameters from the ground hence we are forced to buy tanker water which is very costly and increases the cost of construction,” Varun Manian, Managing Director, Radiance Realty Developers India Ltd, told .

The shortfall in supply delays construction timelines and the handing over of the properties, he said.

Queried about how Radiance Realty is managing, Manian said: “We started using self-curing concrete and plaster to reduce the consumption of water. We started constructing storm water collection system and rain water harvesting wells during the course of construction and this will increase the quality and yield of the ground water within two seasons.”

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