KERALA

Drinking water project: tender processing completed

Staff Reporter

KATTAPPANA: The processing of tender for the Rs.75-crore water project sanctioned by the State government in Thodupuzha has been completed. The project will be beneficial to the five villages—Kodikkulam,

Udumpannur, Karimannur, Neyyassery and Alakkode—that are facing drinking water shortage, said P.J. Joseph, MLA.

For this, water from the Thodupuzha river will be pumped to the main tank at Chilavu and then supplied to these villages. Mr. Joseph said that in the second phase of the project, Vannappuram village will also be added and it has been submitted for the administrative approval.

With this, Thodupuzha will become a complete water supply scheme implemented area, he said.

Road repair

Mr. Joseph also said that an amount of Rs.13 crore has been sanctioned for the repair work of Thodupuzha-Udumpannur road and it will be implemented through the Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP). The work will

be started on February 2, he said and added that the narrow stretches of the road will be widened and keeling done using the modern technique.

Footpaths will be made covering the drainage on either side of the road in Thodupuzha town, Karimannur and Udumpannur. He said that the quality of the work will be analysed.

The tender has been given to a Gujarat-based company having modern machines and experience in road works, he said.

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