Coimbatore Corporation Council on Thursday resolved to spend Rs 50.67 lakh as its share for the proposed feasibility study on power generation from solid waste and on the implementation of the mono-rail.

The Rs. 50.67 lakh proposed to be spent from the civic body’s general funds is a share while Rs 2.53 crore will be provided by Cities Development Initiative (CDIA) and Asia Development Bank for taking up studies on the projects required for development of the city, 24 x 7 services, training corporation staff towards power generation project from solid waste and for feasibility study of the mono-rail project.

Hence, the council resolved to seek the approval of the Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Chennai for investing Rs 50.67 as a 20 per cent share of the civic body.

The Council also resolved to accept the lowest tender for finalising the contract for engaging trucks to supply drinking water from the reservoirs of the Corporation in Bharathi Park - High Level Reservoir, Main Storage Reservoir – MSR, Varadarajapuram in Singanallur and Puliakulam to areas with problems.

The Council also resolved to recommend for handing over stretches of three roads to Highways Department for enabling the construction of flyover at Gandhipuram.

The stretches to be handed over included VOC Park Road for 300 metres from Dr.Nanjappa Road, 100 Feet Road from GP Junction for 300 metres (up to Gandhipuram 3 Street Junction), 300 metres of Chinnasamy Naidu Street from G.P. Junction.

The Council also resolved to request the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board for installing 315 KVA Generator (200 horse power) at Veerapandi Junction Booster station to increase supply to areas such as Kavundampalayam and Vadavalli.

Similarly, the council also resolved to install a 500 KVA generator at a cost of Rs 90 lakh for improving the water supply in Aliyar Comprehensive Water Supply scheme for added areas such as Kurichi and Kuniamuthur. This was deemed essential and urgent because of the problems in power supply due to disturbances in power supply.

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