Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization Project (KUWSMP)
The World Bank assisted “Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization Project” (KUWSMP)
To provide city-wide access to continuous piped water supply in the cities of (i) Hubballi-Dharwad (ii) Belagavi and (iii) Kalaburagi in the state of Karnataka and to strengthen service delivery arrangements at the city level.
Each project city will enter into a twelve-year contract with a private operator. The performance-based contract comprises a one-year period for planning (start-up period),a three-year investment period to transition to continuous supply and to build a well-run utility convert intermittent supply and an eight-year period of ongoing service delivery with continuous supply (sustaining period). The ULB operates the system during the start-up period and private operator takes over operations from the beginning of the transition period.
|SL No.||Components||INR(in Crores)|
|1||Capital Investment Program||1679.00|
|2||Technical Assistance for Sector Development||30.00|
Project Funding Arrangement
|Sl No.||Funding Agency||US $ Million||Rs. in crores||%|
KUIDFC, which manages a range of urban infrastructure development projects for the GoK, will manage project implementation on behalf of the project cities. It has established a PMU which will be responsible for the day-to-day project management, progress monitoring and reporting, procurement activities, and financial management.
KUIDFC has established PIU in each project city, which will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Project at the city level and will report to the PMU and to the ULB.
An Empowered Committee has been established to take decisions for implementing the projects
It is proposed to implement reforms based on “Urban Drinking Water and Sanitation Policy” of Government of Karnataka.
Frequently Asked Questions
Private sector involvement is basically for the expertise the private agency brings into the system in terms of best practices adopted internationally & suited for our conditions. But overall control of the project & the assets will still lie with the corporation.
In recent years, large sums of money have been spent in urban areas of the state to develop Water Supply infrastructure, but this has failed to translate into improved Water Supply service provided to customers. Therefore, an innovation of asking the person executing the project to also maintain these assets for a certain period was attempted in the demonstration zones and was successful. As against carrying out of only the civil works, the contractor also has to maintain the system for particular period thereby ensuring better service to the public.
- There would be increase in the quantity of water available for distribution to the public.
- No time is wasted waiting for water. The time can be spent on other productive activities
- Also, due to improved water quality, there will be improvements in the health of citizens as the incidence of water borne and water related diseases will come down
- The customers need not store water and pump it to their storage tanks. Hence, there will not be any storage, pumping and maintenance costs, ultimately resulting in savings in storage construction and electricity charges for the customers
Pre- Bid Draft