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The problems will be sorted out soon, says official

  • The project had already provided 8,000 water pipe connections
  • About 18 km of pipelines were yet to be laid

    UDUPI: The water pipe connections under the Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environment Management Project (KUDCEMP) dominated the general body meeting of the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) here on Wednesday.

    Raising the issue, councillor Jagannath Bhat said the project officials had not provided water connections in Bannanje, K.M. Marg and surrounding areas. There was no water supply connection from the overhead tank either. Nearly one-third of the area under the Old Udupi Town limits did not have KUDCEMP water connections, he said.

    Executive engineer of the project Rajashekhar said that as per the terms of the contract with the City Municipal Council, the project had already provided 8,000 water pipe connections as per the list provided by the City Municipal Council. The project could not provide more connections and the matter should be dealt with by the City Municipal Council. About 18 km of pipelines were yet to be laid. Water had been provided to four zones in Parkala area from the Swarna Second Stage, he said.

    Faulty connections

    Mr. Rajashekhar assured the councillors that the faulty connections would be repaired soon. Councillor Chittaranjandas Hegde said that a special meeting of the City Municipal Council should be called to discuss the issues concerning KUDCEMP work.

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