From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, July 6: With the heavy downpour causing havoc in parts of the city, Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who has been made in-charge of rain havoc prevention works in the East Zone, on Wednesday said the State Government has sanctioned Rs 450 crore for taking up urgent works under the Amrut Nagarotthana scheme.
Tenders for taking up the works are being invited, he said pointing out that Rs 180 crore would be spent removal of debris and cleaning the drains, for which tender has been invited.
Dr Narayan said accumulation and stagnation rain water has been noticed in 100 places and asked the engineers to set the things right. It is essential to make suitable provisions while laying the roads, he said warning officials of action for dereliction of duty.
He said people residing close to drains and displaced due to rains would be provided with suitable housing facilities through the Slum Development Board.
As many as 874 persons who had suffered due to heavy rains last year have been paid a compensation of Rs 25,000 each and another 200 persons would be provided with the money soon, he said.