Collector reviews Rs 1K crore water supply scheme
A total of 45 per cent of the works of the Combined Water Supply Scheme (CWSS) to be implemented in Vellore Corporation, 11 municipalities, five town panchayats and 944 rural habitations with river Cauvery as the source have been completed.
This was disclosed by Collector P Sankar, who chaired a review meeting on the `1,295 Cr project on Wednesday at the Collectorate. He also instructed the officials of revenue department and Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board to expedite the land acquisition process to lay pipelines and construct sumps.
The project aims at drawing a total of 215 million litre per day (MLD) of water at the upstream side of Cheakkanur barrage and downstream side of the Mettur reservoir, to benefit a total of 18, 68,371 population of the Vellore district.
“Works to the tune of Rs 526 core out of Rs 1,295 crore have been completed,” said the Collector, and added that of the 14 overhead tanks (OHT), which would be constructed under the project, four have been completed and the construction of others were under progress.
The project has been divided into package-I, Thottilpatti in Mettur to Kadathur in Dharmapuri district, package- II, Kadathur to Vaniyambadi in Vellore district and package- III, Vaniyambadi to Arakkonam covering a total of 392 km.
A total of 47 per cent and 44 per cent work have been completed in package I and III, respectively, while 51 per cent work has been completed in package- II, the collector added.
Superintending engineer Agustin Vellaisamy and executive engineer Saravanan of TWAD Board, district forest officer H Rajamohan and NHAI, Corporation and contractors were present.