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Fort City to Get Cauvery Water by April Next: Collector

Published: 17th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2014 07:42 AM   |  A+A-

Nanthagopal

VELLORE: Collector R Nanthagopal inspected the progress of the Combined Water Supply Scheme (CWSS) to supply Cauvery water from Mettur to the district.

The Collector inspected the project work that is going on in full swing in Arcot, Pallikonda and Muthumandapam near new bus stand here on Saturday.

The project was started in 2011 at total cost of Rs. 1,295 crore. Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board was planned to supply water to 11 municipalities, five town panchayats and 944 rural habitations with river Cauvery as the source in Vellore district.

The Collector inspected , a 8.9 lakh liters water storage unit built at a cost of `88 lakh rupees in Ramapuram near Pallikonda and followed by one of the water storage units of CWSS project built at cost of `86 lakh near Muthumandapam near Vellore new bus stand. The Collector then inspected the water storage units in Arcot and Walajah and inquired about with the engineers about the water sumps.

While addressing the media, Collector said, “as of now 85% of the work has been completed. The rest is expected to completed by the end of November and in the  following month, a trail run of the project would begin. The total project distance was from Mettur to Arakkonam covering 308 km.”

“After 5 months of trail run, the water would be supplied to public at the end of April 2015,” the collector added.



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