No more old water pipelines on Miller's Road

The BWSSB has taken up work on replacing water and sewerage lines, including a sub-main, on Miller’s Road.

The work, which began two days ago, is expected to be completed in the next 20 days. Water lines, which are as old as 40 years, will be replaced with MS pipes of 600 mm diameter at a cost of Rs 98 lakh for nearly a kilometre. 

BWSSB chairman P B Ramamurthy visited the spot on Tuesday and said replacing these lines would help save 30 million litres per day (MLD) of water which can be supplied to other areas, especially in the East.

Areas like Pillanna Garden, ITI Colony, Frazer Town and Benson Town can be supplied with sufficient water once the work is completed, he said.

The local body is also replacing sanitary pipelines as old as 50 years with pipes of 300 mm diameter at a cost of Rs 20 lakh. The replacement of these pipelines will help residents of Vasanthnagar and Cunningham Road.

BWSSB is also replacing the sub-mains, where all smaller sewer lines join.

These lines will be replaced with pipes of 700 mm diameter for a stretch of 13 km. They separate sewage lines from storm water drains. The replacement of sub-mains will not allow sewer to flow into the Challaghatta Valley.   
 
Meanwhile, the traffic police met on Tuesday to discuss the issue of Miller’s Road, which is closed due to multiple repair work. They decided that traffic will be diverted to Miller’s Tank Road.

“With the number of buses using the road alone being about 800, it was a big problem finding an alternative road. Although Miller’s Tank Road is a very narrow road in comparison, we have decided to divert traffic there, as we do not have a choice,” Praveen Sood, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said.

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