Mangaluru, Sep 17, 2017: Special meeting of the council of Mangaluru City Corporation decided to discuss about the Jala Siri scheme under tranche II of ADB funded project in detail and get approval in the next council meeting of the corporation.
The project envisions to supply round-the-clock water to citizens. The project has been prepared keeping in mind the population of the city in 2046. GKW Consultant of Kolkata has prepared a project report for Rs 162.60 crore. The project includes laying of separate pipelines, installation of pumps, checking pilferage of water enroute to the city from Thumbe and supply of water for all the 60 wards. There is a need to make changes in the project after consulting all the members and engineers.
“An additional Rs 100 crore would be required for the project. The detailed project report will be placed before the council during the monthly meeting in November,” the Mayor said. The Consultant Technical Officer said that under the project, a 2.25 MLD capacity jackwell built at Thumbe will be upgraded to 20 MLD. All the 18 MGD jackwell, three pumpsets, panel and transformers installed at Thumbe in 1971 will be changed. The 18 MGD water purifying units built at Ramalkatte in 1971 will also be rejuvenated. Pumphouses will be built at Padil, Bendoor, Maryhill, Ladyhill, Bondel, Shaktinagara and Bala. Overhead tanks will be constructed at 14 locations. “About 35.57-km long old pipelines will be replaced.
Bulk water metres will be installed at 169 locations to measure the inflow and outflow of water to all the pumphouses,” the consultant said.
Opposition members said that the pending works initiated under first phase of ADB funded project should be completed before taking up the second phase of works.
Opposition member Premananda Shetty said that, “Priority should be given for distribution of water in areas where pipelines have already been installed.” Vijay Kumar Shetty said that the existing water supply system should be strengthened.