Mangaluru, Nov 30, 2019: Work order has been issued to French-based Suez and DRS company and the total cost of the project is Rs 892 crore, citizens will get 24X7 water supply, Jalasiri scheme, ADB-funded project is implemented said MCC Commissioner Ajith Kumar Hegde Shanady in the phone-in programme on November 29, Friday. The contractor will take up field verification survey in December and the physical work on the project will be taken up by March, he added.
MCC’s Shanady said the project envisages construction of 21 overhead water tanks, laying of 800 km of pipelines, shifting of existing household connections to the new connections and laying additional High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) distribution lines in addition to the existing lines.
Further, boosting pump houses and construction of a new filtration unit with 18 MGD capacity at Ramalkatte will also be included in the project along with pressure relief valve for the distribution lines, he added.
“As many as 46 zones will be created by covering all the 60 wards of Mangaluru City Corporation. At present, there are 35 zones for water supply distribution, which poses a few hurdles in the distribution system,” commissioner said.
The project will be completed in three years and the responsibility, operation and maintenance of the water supply system will be handed over to a contractor for eight years after the implementation. Further, the contractor will have 24X7 grievance cell to attend to the complaints, Shanady added.
On storing water at Thumbe vented dam, Executive Engineer Linge Gowda said a decision to close the gates of the dam would be taken after the inflow stops and by consulting deputy commissioner.
Presently, the inflow into the dam has not stopped.
Ward committees : The setting up of Ward Committees and Area Sabhas, Commissioner Shanady said that the committees would be constituted as per the rules by ensuring transparency in the system.
Environmental Engineer Madhu S Manohar was present. There was much talk and it needs to be seen how the walk will be.