Cauvery IV phase work ready by Mar 2012: Suresh Kumar

The project at a cost of Rs 3,400 cr will solve water woes in Blore

Inspection: Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar supervising the works of Cauvery IV phase work at Torekadanahalli in Malavalli taluk on Tuesday. Bangalore Water Board officer Ramamurthy and others are seen. DH photo

Addressing media persons after reviewing the ongoing works of the unit situated at Torekadanahalli in Malavalli taluk on Tuesday, he said the project is being taken up at a cost of Rs 3,400 crore and will meet the demands of drinking water of Bangalore.

Works are being taken up on a war footing to complete the works by March 2012 and he has visited the spot several times to review the works, which will complete before the beginning of summer.

The works was limping since the past 25 to 30 days due to shortage of sand and deputy commissioners of Mandya and Ramanagar have been directed to arrange for sand, he added.

Comparing the ongoing works with the sinking of borewells in Bangalore, he said that digging borewells amid the thick density of vehicular traffic is a herculean task.

Suresh Kumar said that it is not possible to supply water to the villages where the water pipeline passes through, under the project.

Replying to a query, he said MLA Narendraswamy had briefed him about the same but practically it is not possible. The Bangalore water board has been directed to make alternate arrangements to supply water to these villages. Apart from this it has also been directed to supply water by laying MS pipeline, he added. Senior officials of Bangalore Water Board also accompanied the minister.

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