Land acquired to construct seven reservoirs under Cauvery Phase IV

Land acquired to construct seven reservoirs under Cauvery Phase IV

The project is likely to meet 2011 water requirement

Land acquired to construct seven reservoirs under Cauvery Phase IV

The BWSSB has already acquired the land to construct seven ground level reservoirs (GLRs) in the City to store the water and purchased steel plates for pipeline work from the Steel Authority of India.

After a long-drawn negotiations spread over two years, the BWSSB was able to acquire the land for the GLRs, informed BWSSB Chairperson, P B Ramamurthy. The reservoirs will come up on elevated portions of land at Koodlu, Vadrapalya, Jumbo Savari Gudda, B Narayanapura, OMBR Layout, GKVK campus and Hoodi.

“Steel plates weighing 86,000 tonnes have been purchased for the 157.5 km-pipeline from T K Halli to the reservoirs in the City,” the chairperson said. Tenders to make the pipes from the plates have been awarded and the companies were setting up units to meet the requirement along the route.

Work on laying the underground pipelines are expected to commence in a month’s time. The huge pipes, measuring 2,700 mm in diameter will be laid along four routes. T K Halli to J K Doddi; J K Doddi to Harohalli; Harohalli to Vajrahalli, which is the entry point to the City. From Vajrahalli, the water will be flow along two routes, one to GKVK reservoir and another to OMBR reservoir.

Water requirements
The City receives  about 960 MLD of water daily.  Still, there was a daily shortage of 300 to 350 MLD. The project  is likely to help the City overcome the present shortage and meet the requirements in 2011. The project is being implemented by BWSSB with a loan of Rs 3,384 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
“There is no delay and the City will get water from it by 2011,” the Chairman assured.
The steps to save water through Rain Water Harvesting structures created all over the City are expected to augment the water supply then, he added.

Zero sewage plan
To ensure zero garbage in stormwater drains across the City, a pilot project has commenced at the Hebbal Valley, said BWSSB Chairperson P B Ramamurthy. The project is a part of the BWSSB’s Environment Action Plan, taken up under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. It is being carried out at a cost of Rs 35 crore. The Detailed Project Report has been approved in the recent Board meeting. Tenders are being called for and work will commence in three months, he added. It will take another year to be completed. “The project will then be extended to Vrishabhavati Valley, Koramangala Valley and Challaghatta Valley,” he added.