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Centre sanctions drainage project for Tiruchi city

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The Hindu      20.07.2017  

Centre sanctions drainage project for Tiruchi city

A view of the open drainage channel on Salai Road in SrirangamPhoto: M. Srinath  

To contribute 50% of the total allocation of Rs. 347 crore

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has sanctioned the much-awaited Underground Drainage Sewerage scheme (phase-II) to Tiruchi city.

A sum to the tune of Rs. 347 crore has been sanctioned for the scheme, which will be implemented under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUIT) programme.

Out of Rs. 347 crore, the Central government will contribute 50%. The contribution of the State government will be 20% and the remaining 30% will be borne by Tiruchi Corporation.

Commissioner-cum-Special Officer, Tiruchi Corporation, N. Ravichandran told The Hindu that the project was a long-pending demand of the residents. The infrastructure of the city would get a major boost with the phase-II UGD scheme. It would increase the UGD coverage in the city to a great extent, he said.

Sources added that the phase-II UGD scheme would be divided into small packages for easy and quick completion of the scheme. There would be a separate treatment plant for the phase-II scheme. It would be constructed at Keela Kalkandarkottai and a site had been identified for the purpose. Documentation work for floating tenders had started. Separate tenders would be called for each package.

The scheme would mainly cover the areas that were uncovered in the existing UGD system.

Several new areas would also be covered in it. Various areas in wards 55, 7,8,9,12,14, 15, 21, 27, 31, 46, 52,57,54,53,58, 59, 60,63,64 and 65 would be covered under the scheme.

 

Salem Corpn. to begin smart city project with storm water drains, water bodies

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The Hindu          19.07.2017  

Salem Corpn. to begin smart city project with storm water drains, water bodies

A drainage channel under construction in Salem.E.Lakshmi NarayananE_Lakshmi Narayanan;E_Lakshmi Narayanan  

The Salem Corporation has proposed to kick-start the smart city project by concentrating in forming storm water drains and rehabilitating water bodies.

Corporation Commissioner R. Satish held discussion with the senior officials on finalising the programmes under the smart city project recently. The programme will be implemented in two phases - first phase will focus on area-based development and the second phase on pan city.

On the occasion, Mr. Satish said that the Corporation has prepared a project report of forming storm water drains and laying new roads at an outlay of Rs. 122 crore.

For the implementation of the first phase, the 690 acres surrounding new bus stand and VOC Market have been identified with the guidance of the Centre and the preference of the city residents. The Corporation will create pucca infrastructure in these areas, besides implementing the projects of traffic management.

Particularly under the area-based development programme, the Corporation will accord priority for the implementation of drinking water projects, solid waste management and forming storm water drains.

The Bengaluru-based TATA Consulting Engineers Limited appointed as the consultant by the Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Development Fund has already prepared a project report.

The report contained details of rehabilitation of lakes and tanks, rainwater harvesting structures, and repairing and maintenance of sluices of water bodies.

Besides the senior officials of the Corporation, officials of the Public Works Department, Fire and Rescue Services Department, Tangedco, Revenue, Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, representatives of service organisations, residents welfare associations, traders bodies, transport operators associations, and lorry owners association also participated in the meeting.

 

Corporation to resume UGD work to link Ondipudur STP

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The Hindu     06.07.2017    

Corporation to resume UGD work to link Ondipudur STP


The underground drainage project appears to reach finality with the civic body planning to take up work on Trichy Road in the city.S. SIVA SARAVANANS_ SIVA SARAVANAN  

The civic body will lay the underground main sewer lines for over 20 km

After many false starts, the civic body seems to be ready to complete the last leg of the underground drainage (UGD) project.

The last leg work involves laying underground sewer lines along and across Trichy Road to convey sewage from 17 wards to the sewage treatment plant in Ondipudur.

NHAI permission

The Corporation could not complete the work in the normal course because it had failed to obtain the permission from the National Highways Authority of India for laying the sewer lines on Trichy Road.

After a delay of over a year, the Corporation made an attempt sometime in 2016 but could not secure the permission.

Now, again, after six months, the Corporation was all set to resume work as it had obtained NHAI permission, said sources. The Corporation would lay the underground main sewer lines for over 20 km and ‘lateral’ sewer lines for around six km. It would cut across Trichy Road at 12 places, including near Rajaji Nagar, Kothari Layout, Vivekananda Layout and Pattanam Road. For carrying out the project, the Corporation had also paid Rs. 5 crore to NHAI.

Once completed, the Corporation would be able to convey sewage from areas north and south of Trichy Road to the Ondipudur sewage treatment plant and this would mark the completion of the project the Corporation had taken up in 2010-11 under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, the sources added.

 
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