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Melapura 3rd stage to be taken up under JNNURM

Staff Correspondent

It will fulfil the future requirements of the city


The third stage is expected to provide 50 MLD

to the city

The project is expected to cost Rs. 23.25 crore


MYSORE: Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has decided to take up the third stage of the Melapura drinking water scheme for Mysore city at a cost of Rs. 23.25 crore under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

MCC Commissioner K.N. Lingappa told The Hindu that the proposal to take up Melapura 3rd stage, which has a capacity to supply 50 million litres a day (MLD), under the JNNURM, was cleared at a recent meeting of the MCC chaired by Mayor Ayub Khan.

The Melapura drinking water scheme envisages drawing of water from Cauvery river near Srirangapatna; the process has been divided into three stages. The first two stages of the drinking water scheme, which have already been commissioned, are providing a total of 100 MLD. The third stage is expected to provide the remaining 50 MLD to the city.

Estimate

Keeping in view the demand for more drinking water to the city, the MCC has decided to take up the third stage of Melapura and sought a project estimate from Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board (KUWSSB). With the KUWSSB submitting an estimate of Rs. 23.25 crore, the MCC has decided to take up the third stage of Melapura scheme under JNNURM. If the project is approved under JNNURM, the Government of India will bear 80 per cent of the cost of the project, and the remaining will have to be equally shared by the State Government and the Mysore City Corporation at 10 per cent each.

The MCC share of the project will work out to Rs. 2.32 crore. Further, the MCC has also decided to urge the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) to shoulder a portion of its financial burden as the water from the project will be used by the new layouts created by MUDA.

The MCC has also agreed to bear any unexpected escalation in the cost of the project during the course of its implementation.

Mysore City consumes around 186 MLD water from various sources to meet the drinking water requirements of its estimated population of 12 lakh people. The city receives water from Belagola 1st and 2nd stage, Hongalli 1st and 2nd stage, besides Melapura 1st and 2nd stage, and from borewells. “The MCC has decided to take up the Melapura 3rd stage for the future requirements of the city,” Mr. Lingappa said.

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