The Belagavi City Corporation (CCB) has decided to impose a penalty of ₹21 crore on L&T Company for the delay in implementing the 24×7 drinking water supply scheme in Belagavi city. CCB has recommended Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) to impose this penalty due to the slow progress in the project.
According to Corporation Commissioner Ashoka Dudgunti, the contract was awarded to L&T Company in June 2020, and the project was scheduled to be completed by June 2025. However, only 35% of the work has been completed so far, while it was expected that 60% of the work should have been finished. As a result of the slow progress, the Corporation has taken the unprecedented step of recommending a significant fine.
In addition to the penalty, the L&T Company has also been directed to repair the roads that have been dug up in various areas of the city. The Belagavi 24X7 Water Supply Project, initiated by the Belagavi City Corporation, is aimed at ensuring reliable and continuous water supply to the residents of Belagavi city in Karnataka, India. The project involves improving the existing water infrastructure, including the construction and renovation of water treatment plants, installation of pipelines, and the implementation of advanced water distribution systems. The Corporation, in collaboration with KUIDFC, is dedicated to successfully completing the project and providing residents with a consistent supply of clean drinking water.