Chandigarh to have 24×7 water supply from April 2017
Chandigarh: The city is expect 24×7 water supply once the current project to lay additional pipelines to transport 40% more water is completed.
UT administrator and Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore will be inaugurating the project to lay pipelines at the Sector-39 waterworks on October 21 (Friday).
The pipes, to be laid from Jandpur village in SAS Nagar to the waterworks at a cost of Rs 21 crore, will carry an additional 35 Million Gallons a Day (MGD) of water and completely meet the shortfall of around 40% that the city has been battling for long. The project is expected to be completed in six months.
A UK gallon is approximately 4.5 litres. Ensuring 24×7 water supply is also a critical part of the smart city project for which the Centre has also allocated Rs 30 crore. At the foundation stone laying ceremony on Friday, chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher will also be present.
The water to the city is to be supplied from Kajauli waterworks near Morinda, 28km from Chandigarh, and the new project will lay 7-km pipeline from Jandpur village in SAS Nagar to the Sector-39 waterworks.
A Vadodara-based company Spun Pipe Constructions Company will lay the pipes. Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has already laid the pipeline from Kajauli waterworks to Jandpur village with a capacity of 80 MGD. Of this, 40 MGD is meant for SAS Nagar and 40 for Chandigarh.