In view of the persistent demand of the residents of the city to set right the Central Service Reservoir (CSR) in Vijayanagar (the main reservoir to store drinking water) which is in a shambles, Mysore City Corporation (MCC) authorities headed by Mayor N.M. Rajeshwari and Deputy Mayor Shailendra inspected the CSR today. The CSR has three compartments to store 2, 4 and 6 million litres of water. A tender was invited on Sept. 8, 2010 to repair the CSR at a cost of Rs. 6.16 crore and the tender was awarded to Balaji Constructions which commenced the repair work of the roof of the 2 million litre tank.

However, the work was reportedly suspended in Nov. 2011 with the commencement of Dasara. It never restarted as the contractor reportedly demanded more, claiming escalation of costs.

The contractor reportedly demanded about 11.6% increase while MCC offered about 4% and the repair process got stalled.

The MCC team today inspected the CSR to take stock of the situation to consider retendering of the work. MCC is said to have written to the government seeking cancellation of the earlier tender and start the process afresh.

Former Mayors Sandesh Swamy, Purushotham, former Deputy Mayor Ravi Kumar, Corporators M.V. Ramprasad, Girish Prasad, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh, Superintending Engineer Krishna, Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW) Executive Engineer Rajgopal and others accompanied the Mayor during the inspection.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore