Kadur-Birur to get water from Bhadra soon: Dr Y C Vishwanath

 Atleast 80 per cent of the work on supplying drinking water from river Bhadra to Kadur-Birur towns have been completed. The drinking water will be supplied to the town shortly, said MLA Dr Y C Vishwanath.

Speaking to mediapersons after inspecting the work on water storage tank, purifying unit and jackwell, at Doddaghatta, Haliyoor and Lakkavalli, he said the estimated cost of the Bhadra drinking water project was Rs 36 crore in 2007-08.

However, it has been escalated to Rs 48 crore. By changing the original plan of the project, it has been decided to supply water to additional 34 villages.

Karnataka State Water Supply and  Sewerage Board Assistant Engineer Prabhakar said that pipelines will have to be laid in Tarikere town. The building owners have already left aside 45 feet land for laying the pipelines. However, the NH authorities want the pipelines to be laid 50 feet from the highway.

Atleast 21.5 km pipelines have been laid from Bhadra river to water purifying unit. The distance between the river and the unit is 24 km. “We have already taken permission from the Railways to lay pipelines below the railway track. We have already deposited a sum of Rs three lakh to the Railways, to take up the work,” the MLA said.

He said “once the project is ready, then water will be supplied to Kadur and Birur regularly. Water metres will be installed in every house. The Karnataka State Water Supply and  Sewerage Board will maintain the water project from 2012 to 2042. The work is likley to be completed in the next five to six months.”

Tahsildar Roopa, Kadur TMC President Bharathi Mahalinga, Birur TMC President S Ramesh and others were present.

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