Amritsar MC holds meet on surface water project

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 17

The Municipal Corporation (MC) on Tuesday conducted a meeting on a 24x7 surface water supply project and discussed various aspects of new arrangements of water supply.

Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and Commissioner Komal Mittal presided over the meeting in which detailed discussion was held on how to maintain a 24-hour supply of clean drinking water and proper sewerage system which would be framed for implementation in future.

Rs 2,200 cr project

Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and Commissioner Komal Mittal presided over the meet in which detailed discussion was held on how to maintain a 24-hour supply of clean drinking water and proper sewerage, which will be framed for implementation in future.

It is worth mentioning here that Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had inaugurated the first phase of the surface water project worth Rs 722 crore on February 22. The entire project would cost around Rs 2,200 crore and will help in providing clean water.

On the occasion, the Mayor said the incumbent MC General House had passed development works worth crores of rupees which were providing basic services to the citizens in every ward of the city. He said 24x7 surface water supply would be provided in the city for which discussion was being organised and the results would be seen in the near future.

It is worth mentioning here that Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had inaugurated the first phase of the surface water project worth Rs 722 crore on February 22.

The entire project would cost around Rs 2,200 crore and would help in providing clean and safe drinking water to the people of the holy city, while it would reduce dependence on underground water which had been leading to the degradation of the environment in the state.

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the lending arm of the World Bank Group, would finance 70 per cent of the cost and the rest would be borne by the Punjab Government.

The meeting was attended by Senior Deputy Mayor Raman Bakshi, Deputy Mayor Younis Kumar, councillors Dalbir Singh Manmanke, Sukhdev Singh Chahal, Mahesh Khanna, Ashwani Kaleshah and MC officials.

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