About 50 wards in the eight urban local bodies around Bangalore will get Cauvery water within the next six months, said N.C. Muniyappa, chairman of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on Tuesday.He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for a Rs. 16.65-crore BWSSB scheme to get 100 million litres of water per day (MLD) from the Cauvery to these urban local bodies.'While we are getting 500 million litres of water per day for Rs. 3,300 crore under funding from the Japan Bank International Cooperation, we have reduced the expenditure on this scheme from Rs. 500 crore to Rs. 16.65 crore thanks to our engineers,' he said.Mr. Muniyappa also said, 'Until now, we have not given importance to sewage management in the city. For this, we have developed a master plan and getting funds under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).'"
Monday, March 26, 2007
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