Mysore, June 20 (KK&KMC) - The progress of works taken up under the JNNURM in city were reviewed by the Urban Development Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Subir Hari Singh, at the MUDA office here yesterday.

Singh heads the Task Force constituted by the State Gove-rnment to review the implementation of JNNURM works in Mysore and Bangalore cities. He held a meeting with officials of the MCC and MUDA, at the MUDA office here.

Following the discussions of drinking water supply, Singh directed the MCC to submit a fresh proposal to the Centre seeking an additional grant of Rs. 65 crore for the drinking water supply project.

MCC Commissioner K.S. Raikar had drawn the Task Force's attention towards the need for additional funds for regularising illegal water connections and for installation of water supply pipes, taps and meters to homes. This is apart from the ongoing JNNURM work of repairing, replacing and re-designing the existing water-supply network and convert it to 24x7 network.

Raikar said that of all the various works ongoing in the city, water-supply work was ahead and progressing fast. Other projects namely solid wastes management and KSRTC works are also in progress at a fast pace, Raikar said.

Though Singh expressed satisfaction over the progress made under JNNURM works, he was unhappy over the zero progress made by the MUDA and Tourism Departments; without spending the allotted money. He directed the officers concerned to commence work immediately.

He also directed the MCC Commissioner to identify the beneficiaries for the houses meant for the slum-dwellers, constructed by the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board under JNNURM and distribute the houses immediately.

Singh was accompanied by Urban Development Secretary M.R. Shambhu Dayal Meena and Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) Managing Director Arvind Srivastava. MUDA Commissioner P.C. Jayanna, JNNURM Superintendent Engineer Suresh Babu were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore