Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who inspected the ongoing construction of new barrage across Kollidam in Mukkombu, said that the works would be completed by January 2021.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said that the collapsed shutters were repaired with a fund of Rs 39 crore and the works are almost nearing completion.
Since the construction of the new barrage is on round the clock, the entire process would be completed by next January and the PWD officials are continuously monitoring the progress of the works, he added.
It may be noted that the Mukkombu barrage across Kollidam had collapsed on August 22, 2018, due to heavy discharge of water and nine shutters were washed away. The water was diverted to the Cauvery while the temporary works were on progress to plug the seepage and while a simultaneous new barrage construction has been ongoing at 100 metre distance from the collapsed barrage.