Thanks to MUDA, Southern parts of Mysuru city to have assured drinking water supply for the next 40 years
News in brief
Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has embarked on INR 175 Crores upgradation of drinking water storage and distribution network.
The water storage enhancement
The project involves augmenting the water delivery mechanism to pumpin an additional 120 MLD of water from Bidirugodu on the banks of the Kabini. Though the installed capacity of the tank at Bidirugodu is 180 MLD, only 60 MLD is being pumped due to various reasons. Works will be taken up to shore up the distribution network of additional 60 MLD of water.
The MUDA to transfer INR 150 crore to Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB), which is the nodal implementation agency for the project. However, an additional INR 25 crore has also been committed to augment storage capacity by constructing four more master balancing reservoirs at Bidirugodu, in addition to the existing two, to meet the fluctuating demand on a 24×7 basis.
Water treatment and filtration
The project also entails expanding the capacity of the treatment and filtering plants, installation of high powered 1500 Hp capacity motors, upgrading the 11 kv power station at Udbur to 66/6 Kv apart from installing a few sub-power stations etc.
The augmented capacity once commissioned, it can take care of meeting the demand for water of nearly 50,000 households living in R.T.Nagar, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Nagar, J.P.Nagar, University Layout, all villages lying on both the sides of supply line, and private layouts abutting the Outer Ring Road (ORR). The total water requirement to the city has been pegged at 494 MLD by 2025, and this project will meet the demand.
Haleunduwadi – greenfield project
The project mentioned above is in addition to the greenfield mega drinking water project coming up at Haleunduwadi on the backwaters of the KRS which will supply an additional 300 MLD of water in 2 phases.