Work to strengthen banks of Collidam at cost of Rs 608 cr

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Kumbakonam, Feb 12 (Pti): Works under the flood managementprogramme to strengthen the banks of the river Collidam wouldbe carried out in four districts at a cost of Rs 608 crore,PWD Secretary Dhanavel said here today.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting the banks of theCollidam river, along with Cuddalore District CollectorSeetharaman and other top officials,he said sand from Veeranamand Ponneri lakes would be used to strengthen the banks.Roadswould also be laid along the banks. As water from Mettur damwould be released in five months,officials had been instructedto carry out the works swiftly, he said, adding the entirework would be completed march 31.

He said Rs 6.25 crore had been allocated for repair workon shutters at Collidam.

Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore and Villupuramdistricts would be covered under the project, he said.

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