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Administrator inaugurates city water supply scheme phase 5 & 6

Administrator inaugurates city water supply scheme phase 5 & 6


Chandigarh, September 28:- Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh today inaugurated the city water supply scheme, phase 5 & 6 at Water works, sector 39 in presence of Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh, Sh. Rajesh Kumar, Mayor of Chandigarh and Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, Sh. Hardeep Singh, Senior Deputy Mayor, Smt. Gurbax Rawat, area councilor, other councilors, senior officers of MCC and local residents.

After taking a round at the 15 MGD water treatment plant and pump house at water works, sector 39, the Administrator said that today is the day, we have made history with the completion of city water supply scheme phase 5 & 6. He said that every citizen of Chandigarh will be happy with augmentation of this scheme of additional water supply.

He said that from today onward additional one hour water supply in the morning timings and one hour in evening timings of water supply will be released. He said that with this facility the citizens of sectors, villages and rehabilitated colonies will now get adequate water supply without any hindrance.

The Administrator assured the MCC for providing additional funds to create the water supply storage from half day to full day at the water works, sector 39. He said that with raising the storage capacity of raw water and water treatment area, the MCC will be in a better position to tackle the water supply shut down from from the Bhakra main line time to time.

The Administrator mentioned that earlier, the work of 4 phases to get the raw water from kajauli was completed from the year 1983 to 2005 and as per 1983 sharing agreement, out of 80 MGD being pumped from Kajauli water works to water works sector 39, Chandigarh is getting 58 MGD (Million Gallons per day) of raw water.

Smt. Kirron Kher said that to give the city, water in adequate quantity and at adequate pressure, the augmentation of city water supply scheme phase 5 & 6 from Kajauli was the dream of her, which come true today. She said that every person involved, whether from the Municipal Corporation or from Administrator put their best efforts to get this work done remarkably. She said that with the additional water supply, the residents of city will get sufficient drinking water especially in the rehabilitation colonies.

Smt. Kher also raised the concern of additional grant of Rs. 38 crores to the Municipal Corporation for running the ongoing projects and maintenance works done in stipulated time frame.

Sh. Rajesh Kumar, Mayor said that the work of augmentation of water supply of phase 5 & 6 has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 200 crores from which 98 crores as deposit work with GMADA i.e. construction of 80 MGD pump house at Kajauli and laying of pipe line of 80 MGD carrying capacity from Kajauli to Jandpur. He said that additional 3 crores have been spent on deposit work with GMADA as cost of Rs. 2 acre of land at Jandpur for construction of pumping station by MCC and Rs. 99 crores expenditure being incurred by the MCC.

He said that the Municipal Corporation has completed construction of pump house, storage tank of 4 MGD capacity 11 KV sub station & allied works at Jandpur and laying of 1600 mm i/d MS pipe line, 5.8 Kms length, to carry 35 MGD of raw water from Jandpur to Water Works at Sector 39. He said that the MCC also completed construction of 15 MGD water treatment plant, pump house, 2 under ground clear water storage reservoirs of 2 MG capacity each, 1 raw water storage and sedimentation tank of 6 MG capacity & allied works at water works, sector 39 Chandigarh.

Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, MCC said that with the commissioning of Phase 5 & 6, 40 MGD of raw water will be pumped from Kajauli and as per sharing pattern, Mohali will get additional 5 MGD of raw water, panchkula and MES Chandimandir each will get 3 MGD of additional raw water. Balance 29 MGD of raw water will be available to the Chandigarh city which will ease out the demand during peak summers.

He said that the drinking water will be available for longer duration with adequate pressure upto top floors. It will also take the burden out from the extraction of ground water through tubewells which will further help in conservation of ground water and likely to control the depleting ground water table.

Earlier, the Administrator honoured the engineers involved in completing the work of water supply augmentation phase 5 & 6 including Sh. Harish Saini, Executive Engineer, Sh. Amit Sharma, SDE, Sh. Lalit Kumar and Sh. Nirmal Singh, Junior Engineers of Public Health wing, MCC.


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