Eleven borewells are being sunk in different parts of Golden Rock zone of the Tiruchirapalli City Corporation as part of the drought-relief work in the city, according to Mayor A. Jaya.

The corporation is sinking about 50 borewells with hand pumps and 10 others with power pumps in different parts of the city under funds sanctioned by the government for drought relief.

Ms. Jaya, along with Corporation Commissioner V.P. Thandapani and other officials, inspected the work on sinking a borewell with hand pump at Amman Nagar.

The Mayor inspected the progress of various other development works taken up under the Integrated Urban Development Mission in the zone. In a release issued after the inspection, she said 12 works were being implemented in the zone under the Mission at a cost of Rs. 5.69 crore, including five cement roads for 4.55 km at a cost of Rs. 2.25 crore and blacktopped roads at five other places for 7.51 km at an estimate of Rs. 2.55 crore.

Besides, storm-water drains have been built for a length of 5.8 km at a cost of Rs. 89 lakh, she said.

Golden Rock Zone Chairman N. Manoharan, and Executive Engineer R. Chandran were present.