Under project officials would be supplying water to 46,000 households while covering as many as 25 wards of city
Ludhiana: The Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) has once again left other corporations far behind by getting approval to the much awaited project of laying water supply lines under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
The state level technical committee (SLTC) after reviewing the tenders came for providing water supply lines and installation of tubewells under AMRUT scheme has given its approval. A meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of the additional chief secretary Satish Chandra on Monday which was attended by the Municipal Commissioner, Ghanshyam Thori alongwith O&M cell officials.
It was due to special efforts made by the Commissioner MCL and officials of O&M cell that they became successful in getting detailed project report made at their own level and now it has been approved as well. The tenders have been allocated and now people who were not getting the water supply in their areas would get it shortly. However, the MCs like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala and Bathinda are yet to finalise the DPRs.
The tenders were divided in four clusters according to the work and two bidders had come for cluster one, four for cluster two, five for cluster three and two for cluster four. The tenders have been allocated to Tirupati Cement Products, Maverick Developers and Colonisers Private Limited, Jaipur and RK Builders, Bathinda.
The Executive Engineer of Operation and Maintenance Cell Ravinder Garg told that earlier the tenders were cancelled by the authorities due to certain reasons followed by which a technical committee was formed for technical evaluation and members of this committee have approved the tenders.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Commissioner, Ghanshyam Thori said, “We did not wait for consultant and prepared DPR on our own which has saved us 6 months time and Ludhiana becomes successful in getting the project approved.” He told that tenders have been allocated after evaluating the rates and work would start very shortly.
Notably, under this project officials would be supplying water to 46,000 households while covering as many as 25 wards of the city. A total network of 322.14 kms long water supply lines is likely to be laid down. The officials have proposed construction of 32 tubewells for supplying the water in localities while 28 OHSR water tanks for storage of water.
Total cost of the project is Rs 92.70 crores but in the first phase works worth Rs 70 crores would take place as construction of OSHR would take place later on. The water supply lines would be laid down at first priority.
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