Multi-village water supply scheme picking up in Udupi

Hebri and Nitte are two major areas, where the work has commenced. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Project Executive Engineer Sridhar Murthy said the work is taken up in two phases. The first phase of the work has been approved by the government. Work has been started in both the project sites, he added.

Hebri
In Hebri, the project is taken up at the rate of 55 lpcd (liter per capita per day). (Usage of water per person per day has been calculated at 55 litres per day). Kuchchuru, Belanje, Chara and Shivpura are the villages covered under the project in Hebri. As many as 20,000 people are covered under the programme. The first phase has been estimated to cost Rs 250 lakhs and the second phase at Rs 185 lakhs. The total project is estimated to cost Rs 435 lakhs. The Government is yet to approve the second phase of construction work. The water for Hebri project will be drawn from Seethanadhi river. The entire project is of 11 months duration including rainy season. The work has commenced on June 30, 2010 and is expected to get over by May 30, 2011.

The work that has been taken up comprises of river head works, rising main and water treatment plant in Hebri. K Bhopal Agency from Hyderabad has been assigned with the construction works.

Nitte
Madnadu, Dhupadakatte and Parapole in Nitte, are the areas taken up for the project. Sanoor River is the source for Nitte project. The project is taken up at the rate of 55 lpcd and about 13,000 people are covered under the programme. The first phase is designed at the cost of Rs 246 lakhs and the second phase is estimated at Rs 135 lakhs. The total project is Rs 391 lakhs. The work has commenced on July 15, 2010 and is expected to be completed by June 14, 2011.

The first phase work that is taken up in Nitte targets at the completion of river head works, master balancing tent, water treatment plant and raw and pure water sump. Murthy informed Preliminary Project Report (PPR) for Kundapur and Udupi taluks have been submitted before the government. It is yet to be approved by the government. It is only after the approval, Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared and sent for administrative approval, he added.
 

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