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“Underground drainage project to be completed by October”

Special Correspondent

The strength of workforce will be increased, says Minister

— Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy

Rural Industries Minister M.C. Sampath reviewing the process on the underground drainage project in Cuddalore.

CUDDALORE: Rural Industries Minister M.C. Sampath told the presspersons here recently that the underground drainage project, now being executed in Cuddalore town, would be completed and brought into use by October.

After attending a review meeting on the progress of the works here, the Minister said that the pipe laying work would be completed by August-end and all the roads that were dug up for laying the pipeline would be repaired by the highways department by September-end.

The strength of the workforce would be increased to speed up the execution and the contractors too had agreed to engage the labourers for extended hours to keep up with the schedule.

The Minister warned of either penal action or imposing fine on the contractors if there happened to be a slippage in meeting the deadline.

As for overcoming the impediments in the drinking water supply, the Minister said that fresh water sources would be identified and with the consent of the government, the new water project would be implemented.

About the formation of proper link road from Jawan's Bhavan and Khammiampettai, the Minister said that this road stretch was now under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department (Water sources) and a proposal had been sent to the government in order to bring it under the purview of the highways department to take up the work in a speedy manner. District Collector V. Amuthavalli; District Revenue Officer C. Rajendran; Superintendent of Police P. Pakalavan; Executive Engineer (TWAD Board) Raghunathan; and Municipal Commissioner M. Elangovan were the participants.

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