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Pudukottai municipality to take over underground drainage facilities

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The Hindu             04.02.2014

Pudukottai municipality to take over underground drainage facilities

M.Balaganessin

Rs. 48.16-crore project includes 158-km-long sewage lines, 5,400 manholes

The preliminary works for handing over the underground drainage project facilities are nearing completion and the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board, the executing agency for the project, will handover them to the municipality by April.

All the works connected to the underground drainage have been completed and the sewage treatment plant will become functional once the project is commissioned.

The project implemented at an outlay of Rs. 48.16 crore includes State government’s grant of Rs.24.35 crore and municipality’s share of Rs.11.76 crore. The project includes a loan component of Rs. 12.05 crore.

The project entails 158-km-long sewage lines and 5,400 manholes. The sewage treatment plant was set up on a sprawling area of 28 acres of municipality land at Pulpannai . The municipality has already relaid roads dug for burying underground pipes. A total of 15,000 domestic and commercial units would be covered under the underground drainage network, said S.A.S.Sait alias Abdul Rahman, Municipal Chairman (in-charge).

The project was discussed at length at the recent municipal meeting, and Manivelan, a DMK councillor, referred to road accidents in his wards caused due to damaged manholes and sought immediate remedial action. Mr. Sait said that municipality has taken into consideration all these shortcomings and they would be rectified. A plan to extend the facility to the newly-added wards has also been sent to the government, he added.

 

Jaya allots Rs 10 crore for sanitary complexes

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Deccan Chronicle            25.01.2014

Jaya allots Rs 10 crore for sanitary complexes

Chennai: In continuance of the state government’s efforts to make Tamil Nadu free of open defecation by 2015, chief minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered the construction of 77 integrated modern sanitary complexes at a cost of Rs 10 crore, a release said.

“The modern santiary complexes will be built in 73 town pa­nchayats to achieve the state’s goal of ending open air defecati­on in the state,” an official rel­ease stated.

The state government has already taken up several measu­res to encourage public in semi-urban and rural areas to build toilets in their home by increasing the funds provided by the state to built toilets.

In the year 2011-12, the state government has made a detailed plan to build toilets and sanitary complexes across the state, especially for wo­men, and has allocated several crores of rupees towards the project implementation in phases. In the first phase alone, Rs 19.83 crore were utilised for building sanitary complexes in 52 town panchayats.

 

Administrative sanction for Erode overbridge gladdens residents

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The Hindu              24.01.2014

Administrative sanction for Erode overbridge gladdens residents

TIMELY STEP:The State Government’s sanction of funds for an overbridge at Government Hospital junction in Erode has generated hopes for better regulation of traffic.- PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN
TIMELY STEP:The State Government’s sanction of funds for an overbridge at Government Hospital junction in Erode has generated hopes for better regulation of traffic.- PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN

For residents of Erode city, the State Government’s administrative sanction of Rs. 22.92 crore earlier this week for construction of a road overbridge at the Government Headquarters Hospital junction was on desired lines.

The sanction accorded in consideration of the traffic congestion caused by huge vehicular population due to increase in the number of power loom and handloom units, besides the large presence of industries and commercial establishments came at a juncture when the Highways Department has firmed up plans for construction of a traffic island, a long-felt need, at the junction.

Intervention

Thanks to the intervention by the office of the Commissioner of Land Administration, the district administration could compensate shopkeepers who had to relinquish land for the traffic island construction.

Depending on the alignment, land requirement for the proposed overbridge would be determined, official sources said.

The overbridge in a cross formation would resemble Gemini flyover in Chennai. The bridge would run to a length of 200 metres each on the directions of Perundurai and Brough Road and 100 metres each on the sides of EVN and Mettur roads.

The administrative sanction of Rs. 22.92 crore would be utilised for land acquisition, replacement of power lines and telephone poles, and altering the alignment of the underground drainage.

Once this activity is completed over the next three months, a detailed estimate would be drawn up for construction of the bridge that would be 12 metres wide for easy passage of two buses at a time.

The bridge construction would be completed in two years from the time of start, official sources said.

The overbridge at the junction that holds the key for regulation of traffic flow in the Corporation limits would be the first for the city, official sources added.

 


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