Theni: Public Works Department would take up e maintenance work at the Mullaperiyar dam in a week's time.

The work would be done under the supervision of S Mohanasundaram and George Joseph Superintending Engineers from Tamil Nadu and Central Water Commission official Taneja.

Concrete coating had been done on the top of the 240-ft baby dam. Now in the next phase six holes in the drainage gallery in the main dam would be reamed to ensure free flow of water.

Besides the leading channel of Periyar dam would be desilted. The channel upto the head sluice at Thekkadi would be desilted.

The work would be taken up during the non irrigation season.


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