People want the TWAD Board to complete the work quickly to avoid traffic snarls
Thanjavur: The underground drainage work here has entered a crucial stage.
Main roads have been dug up for laying pipelines. Traffic diversion has been announced in view of the work being carried out at important junctions.
Though the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD), which implements the scheme, has announced that the trial run will start by October, the speed with which the work goes on indicates that it might take another six months for its completion.
The people want the TWAD board to complete the work quickly to avoid traffic snarls.
At present, the work is going on at the Gandhiji Road, near the Cauvery super market, near the Ramanathan Hospital, etc.
"Major work over"
Engineers from the TWAD board, however, said that 90 per cent of the pipeline laying was over and four out of the six pumping stations had been completed.
Work is going on a war footing at the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) near Rani Samudram lake.
"We will complete the work quickly and commission the project soon," they said.
The people feel that the board should plan the work keeping in view the northeast monsoon.
Rs. 70-cr. project
The Rs 70-crore underground drainage work has been taken up under the National River Water Conservation Scheme.
The aim is to reduce pollution in the Cauvery and its branches.
The scheme is implemented with State and Central Governments' share and the people's contribution in the form of deposits. It has been planned to give 15,000 connections initially. The deposit is Rs. 5,000 for house connections and Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000 for commercial purposes.