BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda proposed Rs 6,895 crore package for the growth and development of the city.
Gowda said that an overall outlay of Rs 6,895 crore will be provided for various infrastructure projects which would be taken up by city bodies like BBMP, BDA, BWSSB and BMRCL. Chief Minister stressed the need to preserve lakes and water bodies, and said Rs 50 crore was allotted to BDA and BBMP to protect, restore and rejuvenate lakes in Bangalore.
City Water Body gets Rs 1,000 crore
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has been allotted Rs 1,000 crore for completion of Cauvery Water Supply Scheme-Stage IV Phase II project by September 2012, along with implementation of projects to reduce unaccounted water, underground drainage (UGD) systems and water treatment plants.
Project envisages to supply 500 million litres per day to the city, and thereby bring relief to the outer areas including seven CMCs, one TMC and 110 villages under BBMP. The total cost of the project is Rs 3,384 crore, of which Rs 1,150 crore was allotted in the last budget.
Ashwin Mahesh, ABiDE member said that Rs 1,000 crore allocation for BWSSB, is part of a proposal made earlier. “BWSSB had planned to introduce UGD system in the city a few years ago too. The project costs nearly Rs 4,000 crore. This allocation is part of the same programme that has been allocated for the water board,” he said.