Water Supply Project to be inaugurated in February
A meeting was held last Monday by Hon'ble Ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim with me, Pr Secy PHED Saurabh Das, MLA Salt Lake Sujit Bose and engineers of Hidco and PHED to take stock of the water supply distribution from the water treatment plant at New Town, considering that 100 mgd raw water pipeline had already been laid, that 20mgd water treatment plant exists and that present water demand of New Town will be 12mgd so that 8 mgd would have to be distributed. Earlier the share of water for New Town, Salt Lake, NDITA, South Dum Dum and Haroa was fixed with respect to 100 mgd. After much deliberations, it was decided that for the present, the 8 mgd water would be supplied to Bidhannagar's water reservoir at Central Park from where NDITA would also draw its share. PHED was advised to make DPR for pipe laying from WTP, New Town to Water Intake Reservoir at Salt Lake so that when the project is inaugurated in late January / early February 2016 after the mandatory period of trial-run, a foundation stone for the pipeline could also be laid. All of 8mgd water would be fed to Salt Lake system for now.
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