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Remodelling of Vrishabhavathi valley begins

AUSPICIOUS START: Mayor R. Narayanaswamy, MLA R. Ashok, and Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Jothiramalingam performing the

AUSPICIOUS START: Mayor R. Narayanaswamy, MLA R. Ashok, and Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Jothiramalingam performing the "guddali puja" at tenth milestone on Tumkur Road near Bangalore on Friday. — Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy  

Works in package three taken up at a cost of Rs. 23 crores, says Mayor

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Mayor R. Narayanaswamy has said that overflowing of storm water drains and inundation of low-lying areas during heavy rain can be prevented once the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) completes work on remodelling major storm water drains in the city.

He was speaking to presspersons on Friday after performing "guddali puja" for the third and fourth package of remodelling of Vrishabhavathi valley.

CM's directions

The Mayor said rainwater would flow without any obstruction in the storm water drains after the remodelling.

This would also prevent flooding of low-lying areas.

The Mayor said work on several other projects, which were yet to be sanctioned by the Government, were being taken up following Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh's directions.

Works in package three, which include remodelling of primary and secondary drains of over 117 km from Tumkur Road to Magadi Road, were being taken up at a cost of Rs. 23 crores.

Sanction

Storm water drains from Magadi Road to Mysore Road would be remodelled under package four at a cost of Rs. 24.33 crores.

Work on packages one, two, and five will start soon after the sanction was obtained, he said.

Pointing out that the remodelling included concreting of the drain bed, construction of bridges, culverts, service road and strengthening of retaining walls, the Mayor said he had directed the officials to complete work within 18 months.

Uttarahalli MLA R. Ashok; Opposition leader in the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Council B.R. Nanjundappa; Peenya Industrial Estate corporator A Krishnappa; Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner K. Jothiramalingam and other top officials were present on the occasion.

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