L&T (Larsen and Toubro) has been given a 15-day deadline to streamline water supply in Hubballi Dharwad or else strong measures will be initiated, said Karnataka Urban Development Minister Byrati Basavaraj yesterday.
The minister told the House after former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar (MLA from Hubballi Dharwad Central constituency) charged that the L&T has been irregular in supplying water in the twin cities.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Assembly, Shettar demanded that the government should initiate measures or else people will be forced to stage protests.
Replying to the charge, Byrati Basavaraj said the government is aware of the problem. Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi chaired a meeting last week in this regard.
“Pralhad Joshi has already conducted a meeting and warned the L&T that their contract will be terminated. We have set a deadline of 15 days. Seven days have passed. We will wait for another week,” Basavaraj said.
He told the House that the government is committed to the issue related to providing Drinking water to the people of Karnataka.
Shettar added that even after a week if there is no progress in the water supply, the contract given to the L&T may be terminated.
Source: Press Trust of India.