Yettinahole project - Cost jumps from Rs 8,000 to Rs 20,000 crore due to poor decision making


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jan 2: Yettinahole project that was planned in order to supply drinking water to district of plains of the state is virtually in doldrums now. Decades have passed since the project began and the cost of the project has more than doubled due to the inordinate delay.

The cost of the project which was estimated to be Rs 8,000 crore in the beginning will cost Rs 20,000 to the state exchequer. This project was initially planned in 2008 by the then BJP government at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore. However, the work of the project did not see any progress during the five year rule of BJP. The Congress government, led by Siddaramaiah, which took over the reins from BJP, revised the project and it was estimated to cost Rs 13,000 crore. Work related to the project also started during the Congress rule.


Yettinahole project (file photo)

Though tender has been called, two years ago, for the Byragondlu dam, which the epicenter of the project, work has not yet started. This dam is situated at the border of Koratagere taluk of Tumkur district and has got a storing capacity of seven TMC of water. Till this dam is not built, the Yettinahole project will not see the light of day as the water from Yettinahole, which is flowing westward now needs to be diverted to Byragondlu dam, which is at a distance of 260 km, through canals and from there it will be supplied to water bodies of the districts of Kolar and Chikkaballapur.

As the governments got changed, the Yettinahole project also got changed. Now it is decided to supply drinking water to districts of Hassan, Tumakuru, Ramanagara and Bengaluru rural in addition to the earlier decision of supplying drinking water only to Kolar and Chikkaballapur. That is why the project has not only got delayed, but its cost has risen to astronomical levels.

There is confusion with regards to providing compensation to the farmers of Doddaballapur of Bengaluru rural district and Koratagere taluk of Tumkur district, who will lose 2,500 acres each of their land for the construction of Byragondlu dam. The rate of land has gone up three times compared to that of 2013, when the land was planned to be acquired for the project. So the project cost will cross Rs 20,000 crore.

Giving details of the chaos that is prevailing in the land acquisition for the construction of Byragondlu dam, N Laxmanrao Peshwe, managing director of Vishweshwara Water Corporation said, "The chaos have occurred as the farmers from Korategere are demanding same rate for their land as given to the farmers of Doddaballapur district. The government is ready to oblige to the demands of Korategere farmers, provided, they accept the compensation now as per the index prices and later apply for further compensation through court."

 

  

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Fri, Jan 3 2020

    the persons involved would have demanded a larger cut - hence the 'over-run'. why does the CBI not investigate this?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 3 2020

    Pickpockets have taken over ...

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 3 2020

    Political leaders are using our water to gain votes elsewhere when Mangalore will run dry due to water shortages

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  • Richard Rodrigues, Niddodi

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    instead of spending another Rs 12000 crores keep the said amount in a Bank or post and get 8 percent interest which comes to Rs 960 crores per year.With this Rs 960 crores one can send water through railway tankers or lorry truck tanker to the needy places. This can be done within a short time.This also increase the jobs to the people.

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  • James, Bendur

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    All the construction works should be out sourced to Korean companies. They put the star date and delivery date and they deliver before their deadline. This is happening all over the gulf.
    Our politicans are corrupt and our public are idiots who vote for the corrupt.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Rs 12,000/- crore (Rs 20,000 - Rs.8000 ) must be collected from Mr Sadananda Gowda, Mr. Veerappa Moily & Mr Siddu......

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Any deadline given to complete the work and tentative inauguration date fixed? Its another example of PUMPWELL FLYOVER PROJECT.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Loot of tax payer's money and destruction of environment.

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  • Dr. Shankar Narayan, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    What about drinking water for Mangaluru. Already we are facing a shortage of water from the month of December 2019. Take away Nethravathi water across Western ghat? Kiska Dhimak hai yeh?

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    The feeling you get when government promises that there will be no problems but you clearly know that it will effect you.
    #whenitcomestoourdoor

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    D V Sadananda Gowda & Veerappa Moily

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    the whole ecosystem of the western ghats is destroyed because of this, unnecessary hardship for the people, the after effects will be known by the future generations, whoever thought of the project ?, in between many made money temporarily because it will not stay with them also.

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  • Hbk, UAE

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Jai BJP!!!!!
    Saving money for next election.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    What will be the benefit if the project is scrapped.? Can it be connected to pump well flyover? Is it another varshi project? How much water lifted in test run? Is there any alternative and beneficial project? The zero right to the numerical value because of poor in mathematics or can it be read from right side?

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Whoever started this project need to be shelves as it's not a viable source of water supply to upper districts. stop Stop Stop. How much has gone into the pocket of Chediless MP's & MLA's.

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  • KUMAR, calicut, Kerala

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    This is same to Rafael. politicans are lootign our tax payers hard earned money like cat drinks milk. If we indian keep silent like this, i hope these cunny + money hungry politicians will sell our nation to americans / british / french. Wake up dears. Current |Govt is raisign unrealistic, unnecessary, unconstitutional issues only to keep the public busy and not to think abut the scams they are doing. Our economy is coming to earth now and politicians are not worried as they have stored good amount of money in their local and overseas bank account. \Now they are least bothered about the nation and citizens.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    BJP's kickback is 12,000 crores?

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  • MV, MANGALORE

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    When the clean party undertakes a project the cost escalatesto more than 2 to 5 times. Example Rafale deal.Same with yettinahole.Of course if any one complains then he becomes anti national without NCR.

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  • gm, Mlur

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    All money eaters. Like Rafael. My dear people wake and build a strong nation by rejecting the money / power hungry people. is religion says anything about looting? Is it if loot? How can a politician talk about religion if he is looter?

    Citizens of India please think think think.

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    When Congress in power, Nalin Kumar Kateel has vociferously opposed the project and led a Padayatra. Why he is silent now? May be he has got some share in Italia Commission as suggested by Sanjay, Hebri.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    When we can save more than half the amount spend and invaluable environment, please stall the project.

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Why Nalin Kumar Kateel is silent?

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    I wonder, if this project cost has escalated 2 and a half times, what will be the delayed bullet train big project cost will be from estimated 1.1 lakh crores ?

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Its not a big deal...
    when Its completion, total cost will become Rs.40,000 Crores...and it will take 10 more years to complete and all 3 Political Party's,, Contractor, Govt officials, will enjoy with HADABE Duddu...
    Mera Bharath Mahan..

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  • Vinyas Rai, Bengaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Is there no other way to supply water to those districts instead of the Yettinahole project?

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Vinyas Rai
    2000 TMC of water flows from Netravati river to Arabian sea per year. This Yettinahole project is for 24 TMC of water.
    If the govt can make 1000 feet long x 1000 ft wide x 1000 ft deep sump tank, it can hold one TMC of water. Like such sump tanks, total 24 are to be made. These tanks should be filled during the time, when water is flowing into Arabian sea and preserved. But, I do not know whether such sump tanks can be made, since no one has proposed.
    TMC= 1000x1000x1000 cubic ft of water. Also, there was a proposal to govt to build a reservoir with a storage capacity of 20 to 30 tmc ft of water to supply to these areas and why govt is silent on that, we do not know.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    How much italia commission is loaded in that?

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    Why can't you ask DV Sadananda Gowda

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  • Ashwil, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 2 2020

    From when Amit Shah, Modi, and Yeddi became the part of italia commission?? Did you read the article properly?? ""This project was initially planned in 2008 by the then BJP government at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore. However, the work of the project did not see any progress during the five year rule of BJP. ""As the governments got changed, the Yettinahole project also got changed. So the project cost will cross Rs 20,000 crore." BTW, which party is ruling in India and Karnataka, any idea??

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