This Scheme Will Ensure 24X7 Water Supply to Mangaloreans

This Scheme Will Ensure 24X7 Water Supply to Mangaloreans

November 30: MCC Commissioner Ajith Kumar Hegde Shanady said that citizens of Mangalore will get 24X7 water supply, Jalasiri scheme, once the ADB-funded project is implemented. The work order has been issued to French-based Suez and DRS company and the total cost of the project is Rs 892 crore, he said.
Hegde mentioned that  field verification survey will be taken up in December and the physical work on the project will be taken up by March. 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, he added.
As many as 46 zones will be created by covering all the 60 wards of Mangalore 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 is expected to 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. Along with this, the contractor will have 24X7 grievance cell to attend to the complaints

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