‘Put up signboards on temporary drinking water tanks and telephone numbers’

Commissioner of Municipal Administration Chandrakant B. Kamble has instructed officials of the Tiruchirapalli City Corporation to monitor and report on a weekly basis the progress in the execution of the new drinking water augmentation scheme for the city.

Mr. Kamble, who inspected the progress made in the execution of the Rs. 221.42-crore drinking water scheme and various other development works in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, instructed officials to put up signboards indicating the time of filling the temporary drinking water tanks kept in various parts of the city as part of the drought-relief measure.

The telephone numbers of officials concerned should be listed so that residents could contact them if there was a water problem.

He visited Indira Nagar and Kamal Nagar where such tanks had been placed and Jaganathapuram where a borewell had been sunk at a cost of Rs. 3.59 crore in the city.

Mr. Kamble inspected the collector well and sump of the new drinking water scheme, being implemented with financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, at the Coleroon river bed and the inter-connection works on linking the pumping mains and the distribution lines at Golden Rock.

He inspected some of the drinking water overhead tanks which were yet to be completed and told the officials to expedite the works.


Mr. Kamble visited some of the proposed sites for setting up an “Amma canteen” at Amma Mandapam in the city and the modern toilet complex put up by the corporation at Veereswaram.

He held consultations with Mayor A. Jaya and Corporation Commissioner V.P. Thandapani.