The works on the underground drainage project being carried out at a cost of Rs.31.91 crore are in full swing in the town. According to a release, Collector Darez Ahmed, who inspected the progress of works on Wednesday, said the work for the 91 km drainage lines had been completed. Works on construction of the inspection chamber to connect the drains with the underground drainage are in progress. In order to take up trial run of the project, connections had been provided to colleges and hospitals.
The treatment plant works had been completed at a cost of Rs.3.16 crore and testing had been done. In order to lay drainage lines in the omitted areas of Perambalur municipality, proposals had been submitted to the State government with an estimate of Rs.9.5 crore. Earlier, the Collector inspected various spots in the town and directed the officials to complete the road works expeditiously.
Apart from proposing expansion of the roads adjoining the old bus stand, he held discussions with the officials on removal of encroachments affecting the smooth flow of traffic.
Those who accompanied the Collector include C. Ramesh, chairman of the municipality, P. Gurusamy, commissioner, and Chelladurai, assistant executive engineer, Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board.