Government to solve drinking water problem in Hubli-Dharwad

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Hubli, June 27 (UNI) Karnataka Minister for Industries Murgesh Nirani today said that the drinking water problem of the twin city of Hubli-Dharwad will be completely solved by taking up third stage Malaprabha drinking water project.

Talking to newsmen here, after holding a meeting of all party councilors and officials of the city Municipal Corporation, he said that the government has already released Rs 50 crore of the total project cost of Rs 186 crore. After getting the details of the Rs 50 crore spent for the project from Water Board officials further action would be initiated for release of the remaining amount, he said.

Mr Nirani said that steps would be taken to have a ring road to reduce the traffic congestion in the city, parking arrangement for lorries, laying of underground drainage system and for establishment of fresh industries in the area.

Earlier, unruly scenes were witnessed during the all party councilors meeting as members belonging to Congress and BJP indulged in verbal attack on each other. While Congress members tried to raise the subject of difference of opinion between the Chief Minister B S Yaddyurappa and Assembly Speaker Jagadish Shettar, BJP members entered into an argument with them.

Mr Nirani, who presided over the meeting pacified the members.

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