The Vellore Corporation has written to the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration seeking Rs 90 lakh under the Drought Relief Fund for the lorry and tractor water supply project.
In order to overcome the shortage of water supply during summer, the Corporation had involved private parties for supplying water through lorry and tractor. As the project was successful, it was being continued in the city.
According to the available data from the local body,the Corporation had spent a considerable amount for the lorry and tractor water supply project for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 in each zone as follows: Rs 83.80 lakh for zone 1 - Tharapadavedu, Rs 30 lakh for zone 2 - Sathuvachari,Rs 38.10 lakh, for zone 3 -Vellore and Rs 19.80 lakh for Zone 4-Shenbakkam.
Corporation officials said the local body has been utilising the general fund for the project and had written to the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration to release a fund amounting to Rs 90 lakh for Vellore Corporation in the first phase, to meet the expenses of the ongoing project.