Chandigarh: The conference was addressed by Arun Sood, Mayor and B Purushartha, Commissioner along with Rajiv Gupta and Virender Chaudhary, Joint Commissioners, N P Sharma, S E (B and R) and other officers of MC. “The city residents will not face water shortage problem from next summers”, said Arun Sood, Mayor, Chandigarh while addressing on the occasion of 1st anniversary of AMRUT at MC office on Saturday. Briefing the media, the officials said that under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) rehabilitation of existing Water Supply System, Sewerage & Septage Management, Storm Water Drainage, Urban Transport and Development of Green spaces and Parks will be done.
The SAAP for the city of Chandigarh was approved by APEX committee for Rs 349 crore for the mission period 2015-19 Rs 33.04 crore has already been sanctioned to Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh by MoUD for the year 2015-17. The officials told that five projects have been approved by State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) and State Level High Powered Steering Committee (SHPSC) under which 35 MGD of raw water from Mohali Water Treatment Plant at Jandpur up to Water Works, Sector 39, Chandigarh will be brought along with treatment, storage and distribution.
The replacement of PVC water supply lines with D or I water supply pipe lines in Madrasi and Rehabilitation Colony Maloya, Chandigarh will be conducted in the 1st part while shifting of water supply lines coming in encroached portion courtyard of house at Indira Colony, Manimajra. There will also be laying of additional sewerage system in Ram Darbar Colony Phase I and II, Chandigarh (under AMRUT) to strengthen the existing sewerage system of the colony. The MC officials told that the project of 35 MGD of raw water from Mohali Water Treatment Plant at Jandpur up to Water Works, Sector 39 will help in achieving 24×7 water supply in the city Chandigarh. It will also help in conservation of ground water by reducing dependency on tube wells. It will take care of the depleting ground water table in the city.
While the other initiated projects will eliminate the chances of contamination or mixing of sewer and drinking water in the Rehabilitation Colony Maloya, Manimajra, Dadumajra and Ram Darbar. The work involves shifting of water supply and sewer lines from the back courtyard of the houses as the owners have constructed pucca structure on the back courtyard and it is difficult to repair these water supply and sewer lines. The work also involves laying of new water supply and sewer pipe lines of increased size and at a distance away from each other.
Out of these, two works have been allotted and started on saturday, to celebrate the first anniversary of AMRUT, added the MC official. In addition to this, to cut down the expenditure on electricity and to make the system energy efficient, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh has floated a Request for Proposal (RFP) to get Energy Audit done for all the Electrical consuming machinery and street lights under its jurisdiction.
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