Monday, August 18, 2008

Krishna river water to Bangalore

Zee News - BJP Krishna river Bangalore
With a view to augmenting drinking water supply to the city, the Karnataka government is considering bringing Krishna river water to Bangalore, State Minister for Excise, IT and BT Katta Subramanya Naidu said.

"We are thinking of laying a pipeline from Alamatti Reservoir in Bagalkot upto to Bangalore to provide drinking water to parts of the city, besides Devanahally which now houses an international airport, Hosakote, Nelamangala, Anekal and Magadi, which are part of Bangalore rural district", he told reporters here today.

The distance between Alamatti to the city is about 430 km. "Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has been apprised of the project and a decision will be taken in about a fortnight", Naidu, who is also in-charge of Bangalore Development along with Transport Minister R Ashok, said.

The work on the final phase of the Rs 3328 crore Japanese Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) Cauvery fourth state drinking water project was expected to start from this year end and completed in about two years.

He said the government was planning to seek Rs 5328 crore JBIC aid for taking up Lake Development, Conservation and reuse of water in Bangalore.

Certain modifications to Excise Act was being contemplated to boost revenue earnings to the state, he said adding that in the last four months about Rs 9000 crore has been collected.

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