Kozhikode: The central government has approved a Rs 450-crore Asian Development Bank project for the replacement of leaking and worn-out water pipelines in the Kozhikode corporation limit.
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran told a meeting of the corporation council here on Monday that all the old and leaking pipelines of the 960-km distribution and transmission main lines made of AC, cast-iron and PVC pipes in Kozhikode corporation will be changed under the new proposal.
The meeting was held to resolve the issues pertaining to drinking water distribution and incidents of recurring pipe bursts.
According to Mr P. Santhosh Kumar, executive engineer of Kerala Water Authority (PH) division, a consultancy to prepare a detailed project report and estimate was appointed by the ADB. The water authority will reduce the distribution loss to 10 percent from the existing 30 percent in the corporation limit. Already the authority has started the replacement of the pipelines at many locations under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
The Kerala State Remote Sensing and Environment Centre has already commenced the mapping and sketching of valves in KWA pipelines passing through each road in the corporation. In case of repeated cutting of the repaired roads, KWA and corporation will carry out the pipeline work.
The corporation engineering section has been directed to provide the list of all the roads where repair work would be initiated....