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Underground drainage for new parts of city
Express News Service First Published : 04 Mar 2010 04:46:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 04 Mar 2010 06:56:44 AM IST
BANGALORE: Underground drainage (UGD) lines would be laid in the newly-added areas of the city within two years, BWSSB Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu has said.
The minister convened a meeting with the city legislators on Wednesday to discuss the status of drinking water supply and drainage system in the city. He said the UGD work had started in most of the newly-added areas. The work in the remaining areas would start within 60 days, once the fresh tenders were processed, he said. Nearly Rs 1,000 crore would be spent on laying the UGD lines, he added.
“The chief minister will inaugurate the works related to Cauvery IV Stage, II Phase tomorrow and it will be commissioned by 2012.
Nearly 70 per cent of the water problems of the city will be solved as soon as this project is completed. We have already sanctioned money for sinking borewells in the newly-added areas to meet the increasing demand for drinking water during summer,’’ he said.
He said that in the next three months, the government would decide its next step to further encourage rainwater harvesting. He said they were considering the possibility of collecting rainwater on the sides of big drains by making sewage flow in the middle of those drains. He said that around 7,832 vacant posts in BWSSB would be filled soon and that jetting machines would be provided to all service centres to clear the sewage blockages. The government was also exploring means to improve water flow to the the tanks and rivers, he said.
Most MLAs and MLCs from the city participated in the meeting and discussed the water problems of their constituencies.