Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

The work to interchange defective pipelines underneath the Alappuzha consuming water enterprise is shifting at a snail’s tempo.&#thirteen;

The plan is to place round 1,200 metres of 900-mm delicate steel pipe at Thakazhi and Kelamangalam. although it was introduced that the work could be accomplished earlier than Onam, solely round 750 metres of pipeline has been laid to this point. Sources said that it may take one other 30-forty days to finish your complete work.

The Alappuzha consuming water enterprise was executed by the Kerala Water Authority with Central assist underneath the metropolis Infrastructure enchancment Scheme for Small and Medium cities (UIDSSMT) in 2017. however, since its launch, pipelines underneath the enterprise had burst seventy three instances, almost all of them at Thakazhi and Kelamangalam, prior to now 5 years, disrupting the water current to residents in Alappuzha municipality and eight close by grama panchayats, collectively with damaging the Ambalapuzha-Thiruvalla State freeway.

although the UIDSSMT launched the work to interchange defective pipelines at Kelamangalam and Thakazhi in February this yr, it obtained here to a grinding halt in might after the contractor left. The work was restarted in August however heavy downpours hampered the progress.


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