Monday, March 26, 2007

Feb 2007-Illegal connections pose hurdle-Bangalore-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India

Illegal connections pose hurdle-Bangalore-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India: "
Nearly 1,000 illegal water connections in Hubli and Dharwad have become the main stumbling block in the timely commissioning of the 24x7 drinking water supply demonstration project in selected eight wards of the twin cities.The World Bank-aided project was to have been completed by September last year. The deadline was extended till December following opposition to the project from a section of the target population in Dharwad. Many of them had illegal connections.The Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) is implementing the Rs 237-crore project in select wards of Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga. It has now been rescheduled for commissioning by March-end this year.

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