Connect household lines to UGD: Civic chief

Connect household lines to UGD: Civic chief
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Municipal Commissioner M Harinarayanan asked the engineering officials to take necessary steps for connecting household toilet connections to the Under Ground Drainage Project wherever the work is completed.At a review meeting here on Friday, Harinarayanan directed the officials to launch a special drive in this regard as 1.25 lakh lines are yet to be connected.

Visakhapatnam: Municipal Commissioner M Harinarayanan asked the engineering officials to take necessary steps for connecting household toilet connections to the Under Ground Drainage Project wherever the work is completed.At a review meeting here on Friday, Harinarayanan directed the officials to launch a special drive in this regard as 1.25 lakh lines are yet to be connected.

Chief engineer N Durga Prasad told the Commissioner that they were collecting Rs 1,000 to connect the household toilet line to the UGD project while the UGD superintending engineer Venkateswara Rao apprised that there is possibility of sanctioning another 30,000 connections under the Amrut Scheme.

Earlier, under the JNNURM scheme, nearly 85,000 connections were linked to the UGD project and now there is a possibility to conncet 1.25 lakh connections, they explained. The civic chief told the engineers and sanitary inspectors to educate the public about linking of their toilet connections to the UGD and to take up issues like granting of connections and linking to the UGD in the special drive. To make Visakha a pollution-free and Swachh City with clean and green drive, the public should cooperate with the GVMC, he added.

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