Minister for Urban Development and BWSSB Suresh Kumar participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for three BWSSB projects at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore here on Friday.
The projects include replacing old underground drainage lines and water lines and renovation of ground level reservoir at Srirampuram. Speaking to reporters after the inauguration, Suresh Kumar said, “Due to aging, pipes have corroded and they fail to withstand the capacity of the increasing population. The water board has already taken up the works of replacing old water and sanitary lines. ”
Sanitary pipelines measuring 400 mm diameter covering 1,500 RMT (running metres) at the 7th and 9th Main Srirampuram will be replaced. The 1 crore project is one of the major work packages to be undertaken in the Vrishabhavathi valley and promises to stop sewage from entering storm water drains and drinking water pipelines and is expected to be finished in the next three months.
This will also ensure that sewage is properly channeled to sewage treatment plants (STP) and can be treated, said a BWSSB assistant engineer. Water pipelines of 150 mm and 450 mm diameters will also be replaced at 5th and 9th Main Srirampuram at a cost of Rs 45 lakh. Also, the 60-year old ground level reservoir at Bhasyamnagar Park Service Station at Srirampuram will be renovated at a cost of Rs 1 lakh.