Pulls up VVWW, JUSCO and KUWS&DB

Mysore, Mar. 17 (KCU&KK)- With the summer set in and monsoons nearly four months away, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner K.S. Raikar has alerted the officials of Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW), Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO) and Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWS&DB) to make proper planning to tackle the water crisis likely to arise in city.

Presiding over the JNNURM progress review meeting at the Corporation office here today, Raikar announced that three new overhead water tanks were ready at Nanjumalige, JP Nagar and TK Layout and four more were nearing completion. He gave instructions for the water tanks to be filled and monitor distribution taking into account the demand, flow rate, power fluctuations and allied factors keeping the losses, if any, at a bare minimum. "Just switching the pumps on and off would not suffice," he insisted.

24x7 water supply

KUWS&DB Executive Engineer Subbegowda announced that 24x7 supply of drinking water would commence in Ward numbers 25, 52, 53, 54 and 63 from May onwards. "By June, it would start in four more Wards," he added.

However, Raikar suggested that the round-the-clock water supply on experimental basis be started from April itself.

Referring to the Kabini Water Supply Scheme, Subbegowda announced that the construction work of the jackwell had been completed and remaining works would follow with the stumbling block regarding payment of compensation to farmers being removed.

Chamundi Hill bus stand

Taking serious note of the non-start of work of the upgrading of bus stand atop Chamundi hill, Raikar sought the status from KSRTC Assistant Executive Engineer Kumar who promised to start work in a fortnight as all pending issues had been sorted out. Referring to the death of a worker at the constructions site of an over-head tank near DC's office recently ACICM Convenor M. Lakshmana and Corporator Bhyrappa alleged that all safety norms had been neglected thanks to the callous attitude of the concerned contractor.

Raikar informed them that all the Contractors have been asked to conduct a training programme for the workers on safety aspects on March 21 at Town Hall. NURM Supdt. Engineer Suresh Babu, MUDA Commissioner P.C. Jayanna were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore