The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has sought the State government’s permission to utilise Rs. 42 lakh released under the 13th Finance Plan for construction of drains near a temple in Satyanarayanapuram, for laying of a pipeline to Kedareswarpet Yerrakatta.

The VMC general body, consisting of officers, met on Friday to take decisions on various subjects put before it in the agenda.

According to an item on the agenda, Rs. 1.9 crore was sanctioned for replacing an old pipeline to the Yerrakatta with a bigger (800 mm) pipeline in the 13th Finance Plan. The work was delayed because no contractor came forward to take it up.