Dharwad, May 6 (UNI) Eight wards in Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation limits were selected as Demonstration Zones for implementation of the Karnataka Urban Water Supply Improvement Programme (KUWASIP).
The programme aims at providing technical help to improve drinking water supply in Towns and Cities and ensure that water is supplied continuously with the help of private sector participation.
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) Managing Director Javed Akhtar told newsmen here today that the project being implemented in Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga and Belgaum Districts in the first phase was being funded jointly by World Bank and the State Government.
In Belgaum the work will be taken up in ten wards with an expenditure of Rs 48.06 crore while in Gulbarga 11 wards will have this facility at a cost of Rs 54.37 crore. The entire supply network in the Demonstration Zones in Hubli-Dharwad is being replaced.
Mr Javed said the complete replacement of pipeline within the city was necessitated because of heavy leakage in the distribution system. He pointed out that in Hubli-Dharwad the leakage was to the extent of 45 per cent of the bulk water supplied.
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