Drainage work, 20 per cent complete

Drainage work, 20 per cent complete

About twenty percent of the drainage work of the district centre, being taken up under the North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Programme, has been completed.

The project worth Rs 26.76 crore is being constructed by JSJ Aravind Company from Ahmedabad, and Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) is in-charge of the drainage work.

Sewage treatment plant

A sewage water treatment plan with a capacity of nine mld, waste water pipelines, rain water drainage and manholes will be constructed in four phases. The construction is scheduled to be completed before June, 2013.

However, several obstructions are being encountered at several small layouts of the district centre. The construction of drainage also faces several other problems, which might delay the construction by five to six months, said KUIDFC officer in-charge Nataraj.

A sewage water treatment plant is being constructed in an area of 16.16 acres near Boodithittu village.Land acquisition for the plant was delayed in the earlier phases of the work. After land acquisition, about 35 per cent work of the plant is now complete.

Delays

Rain water drain is being constructed for a length of 530 metres, of which 173 metres is almost complete.

A total of 105 kilometres of pipeline for sewage water will be installed, but only 11 kilometres has been installed so far. Since, pipes which are supposed to be laid for the sewer have not arrived, installation of pipelines have continued at a snail’s pace.

3,600 man-holes have to be installed in layouts around the city. Construction of 900 manholes have been completed.

Nataraj said that the construction of drainage systems would gather pace, provided that drain pipes are constructed on time.

However, residents have raised concerns on the expected delay of five to six months, stating that rains might wash away the construction.

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