The work involves construction of a collection well and laying of main supply line till the Periyakombai Hillock tunnel.

Local Administration and Rural Development Minister K.P. Munusamy on Sunday asked the officials concerned to complete the Coimbatore Corporation’s dedicated Pilloor water supply scheme by September 15.

During the course of inspection of Pilloor schemes, the Minister asked the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to complete the collection well work by August 30. The Coimbatore Corporation had awarded Package One of the Pilloor dedicated water supply scheme to the TANGEDCO.

The work involves construction of a collection well and laying of main supply line till the Periyakombai Hillock tunnel.

The Corporation had awarded the work on February 1, 2008 at Rs. 13.80 crore. After obtaining clearance from the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, the TANGEDCO started the work in July 2010. It had constructed a 29.50 m deep well and is on the verge of laying concrete cover to take up construction of a pump room.

The Minister then asked the Coimbatore Corporation officials to complete the motor installation work in the 15 days thereafter so that the scheme was thrown open for public at the earliest. The Corporation officials had said that the motor manufacturing work had been complete and they were ready for installation. The total cost of the project was Rs. 4.85 crore.

The officials had also informed the Minister and his team of officials that they had taken up laying 400 to 100 mm ductile iron pipes. Of the 15,735 m pipes to be laid they had thus far laid 1,100 and expected to complete the entire work by December 2012.

Through these lines, 12.8 mld water is supplied to 86,535 persons who live in six town panchayats, two village panchayats.

Overhead tanks

A release said that the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board also proposed to construct 13 overhead tanks in Saravanampatti, Chinna Vedampatti, Vellakinaru and Kalapatti and another three in Sarkar Samakulam.

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