KWA expects the city would get half of the Budget outlay for replacing old pipes

The capital city may find its battered water supply system get better, if the recent initiatives and plans from the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) do not remain on paper.

While the much-awaited JICA water supply project in the city is expected to be commissioned by the end of this year, work is progressing on replacement of the controversial 1200mm transmission main line from Aruvikkara to the city with Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph reiterating that the work will be completed by the end of June.

At the same time, the KWA is upbeat that Finance Minister K.M. Mani’s Budget has included Rs.90 crore for replacement of old and corroded pipeline networks across the State. Nearly half of this amount could come in for the State capital, with the KWA having submitted a project worth Rs.40 crore for replacing distribution pipelines in the city