Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will inaugurate the Hogenakkal Drinking Water and Fluorosis Mitigation Project in December 2012, said Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister K.P. Munusamy here on Saturday.
He inspected construction work of the 75.2-lakh litre common booster pumping stations at Moonmgilpatti in Dharmapuri district, built at a cost of Rs.4.57-crore; 1-lakh litre water storage tank at Pikkanahalli in Karimangalam Panchayat Union erected at a cost of Rs.8.59-lakh; and the 35-lakh litre ground level water storage tank built at a cost of Rs.1.12 crore.
Later, he inspected the progress of construction of 30 lakh litre water storage tank in Ullukkurikkai village of Kelamangalam Panchayat Union in Krishnagiri district and 10-lakh litre water storage tank at Jakkeri.
Earlier, after inspecting the works at Kalichettipatti, the Minister held a review meeting with officials of the TWAD Board, the nodal agency for implementing the Rs. 1928.80-crore Hogenakkal Drinking Water and Fluorosis Mitigation Projects with financial assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the contracting companies.
During the meeting, the Minister was informed that the six mega electrical motors were ready to pump water to the water treatment plant at Madam. Immediately, he gave instructions to officials to speed up the project for the initial test on November 11.
Mr. Munusamy directed the officials to speed up construction so as to achieve 49 per cent completion before September 15 under Package I. He announced the target of finishing works under Package II as 60 per cent, 35 per cent for Package III, 50 per cent under Package IV and 27 per cent under Package V.
The project is being implemented under a five-package system. As many as three municipalities (Hosur, Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri), 17 town panchayats, and 6755 habitations in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts will benefit. Work on the Rs.1928.80-crore project is being implemented with financial assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to supply drinking water to 30 lakh people in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts.