UGD project may end by June 2010


Making a presentation on the project’s progress at the Mangalore City Corporation on Wednesday, he said about 74.25 per cent of the physical target of the project has been achieved so far. “A total of 267 km of UGD, two sewage treatment plants (STP) and four wetwells have been completed  with an expenditure of Rs 142.2 crore. The works of the remaining two STPs and 18 wetwells are on progress,” he said.

Maninarayan said it would be better if the City Corporation takes over the Kavoor STP at the earliest. He also suggested for an urgent formation the special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the MCC and the Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) to look into the operations of the STP.

Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj said the formation of the SPV is already at its advanced stage. He also suggested the MCC to take a decision on individual UGD connections, especially at Kavoor and Pachanady areas since the works of STPs are completed there.

“Priority need to be given to maximise UGD connections, while the Corporation should pass a resolution on connection deposits, charges, tariff and positive and negative steps to be taken for the implementation of individual connections,” he observed. “MCC should formulate a policy on managing sewage while permitting new multi-storeyed buildings. The builders of multistoreyed apartments should take the responsibility of constructing and maintaining small-scale STPs of their own,” the DC said.

Earlier, making a presentation on the progress of KUDCEMP’s water supply pipeline, KUDCEMP Superintending Engineer (Water Supply) Syed Ilias Pasha said the project would be completely commissioned by the end of December 2009.

“Of the 35 water supply zones in the city, the pipeline has been commissioned in 11 zones in the north of the Kuloor bridge and five in the south. The works are almost complete in six other zones while those in 13 zones are in progress,” he explained.

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