Cabinet approves drinking water project for 110 villages in BBMP

Briefing reporters about the Cabinet decisions, Higher Education Minister V S Acharya said the major portion of the project cost would be borne by Centre.

Of Rs 2,379 crore, the Centre will bear Rs 2,000 crore, while the remaining Rs 379 core will be equally shared by the State Government and the BWSSB. Currently, these 110 villages are dependent on borewells for drinking water.

Acharya, however, did not reveal whether the BWSSB would collect the beneficiary contribution amount from the residents before taking up the project. The Board has collected the amount from the residents of erstwhile CMCs and TMC for a similar project.

The Minister also did not disclose as to when the BWSSB would start the project and when the residents would get water supply.

Slaughterhouse

The Cabinet approved a proposal to shift the slaughterhouse located on Pottery road to Harohalli near Kanakapura on the Design, Build, Operate and Transfer basis at the cost of Rs 19.80 crore.

The work will be awarded to a Chennai-based company and the money will be released to the company in installments for 13 years, he added.

Insights

* Widening of Jayamahal road between Mekhri circle and Cantonment railway station at the cost of Rs 22 crore.
* Maintaining status quo on 30 acres of land handed over to the Home department and Leather Industries Development Corporation Ltd near Ullala on the outskirts of B’lore.
* Renovation of Yediyur Temple at the cost of Rs 10 crore.

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