Officials of the district administration and the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) at a meeting on Thursday sounded a warning to Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO), which is responsible for implementing the 24x7 water supply project in the city, for the delay in completing the project. The contract was signed in 2008 and the Rs.194-crore project is expected to be completed in six years. However, there has not been much progress.
Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. Gowda said the penalty clause could be invoked if necessary. However, he said that they wanted JUSCO to expedite the works.
JUSCO was also criticised for delay in providing water meters and connections. However, JUSCO representatives said 24x7 water supply could be ensured only after water taps were installed for all consumers, numbering around 1.35 lakh. MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh then said it was JUSCO’s responsibility to ensure that connections were provided.
The meeting concluded with a decision to hold a discussion with senior officials of JUSCO.