Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig takes stock of Urban Development Departments & schemes.

Gulbarga || DHNS: A decision has been taken to construct a swimming pool next to Dr S M Pandit Rangamandir in the city, at a cost of ~ 3 crore, said Urban Development & Hajj Minister Roshan Baig.

Presiding over the review meeting of Gulbarga Mahanagara Palike (KMP), Gulbarga Urban Development Authority (KUDA) and Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board at DC office here, on Monday.

“Nearly 90% of the underground drainage work taken up at a cost of ~ 350 crore in the city in line with efforts to control the menace of vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue is completed.”

The State government, KMP and HKRDB together have provided ~ 141 crore. Under Amrut Scheme, ~ 192 crore has been provided while ~ 27 crore has been sanctioned from Karnataka Infrastructure Development Corporation for the project, he added.

24X7 water supply

The 24X7 water supply scheme is fully implemented in four wards and partially in seven wards. The 24X7 water supply will be implemented in other 44 wards with ~ 500 crore funding from World Bank. The tender process is already in progress, he added.

Of the 41 works taken up under the CM package-1 (Nagarottana), 40 have been completed and ~ 93.84 crore has been spent.

In the CM package-2, 133 works have been completed and ~ 86.88 crore has been spent and under CM package-3, ten works have been completed and ~ 24.01 crore has been spent. ~ 100 crore has been allocated in each package, he added.

Mr Baig said, KMP had taken up 515 works at a cost of ~ 38.37 crore under SFC 2015-16 and 2016-17.

He directed the officials to complete all drinking water and drain works taken up in various towns and cities in the district at the earliest.

Deputy Commissioner Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh, KUDA chairman Asgar Chulbul, KMP Commisioner P Sunil Kumar and others were present on the occasion.

DH News Service

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