A resident of Convent Road drilled a borewell on a Corporation road for his private use and after the intervention of officials, the borewell was handed over to the civic body for public use.
Drilling was carried out a week ago on the road, just outside the house, and civic body officials asked him to halt the operations.
But the resident claimed that the area belonged to him, claimed that he had documentary evidence, and continued the drilling work.
This led to protest from neighbours and condemnation of the incident.
Later, after the public anger grew, the civic body officials, with the help of area surveyors, measured the place on Wednesday and found that the drilled area belonged to the Corporation.
Admitting his mistake, the resident gave an undertaking that the borewell area belonged to the Corporation and they are can use it.
Hence the Corporation had taken control of the borewell and promised that it would be put to public use in the area.
Corporation Commissioner M. Ashokan told The Hindu that the borewell is in the Corporation area and soon a hand pump would be in place for public use. Since the resident had given an undertaking, further course of action would be decided based on this statement, he added.