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Posted at: Oct 29, 2019, 7:52 AM; last updated: Oct 29, 2019, 7:52 AM (IST)

Patiala gets new water project as Diwali gift

Tribune news service

Patiala, October 28

In order to resolve the problem of paucity of drinking water in city, Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh and Lok Sabha Member Preneet Kaur gifted a new water supply project to the Patiala residents on the occasion of Diwali. The multi-crore project will provide drinking water to the city from canal.

Around five lakh people in Patiala will be provided round-the-clock pure drinking water at a cost of Rs 650 crores. Under the first stage of the project, the water supply and sanitation board have already issued tenders worth Rs 323 crores. 

In the first phase project, water treatment plant underground water tanks and pipes and other structures will be constructed. In the second phase, the rest of the works will be completed. After allotment of tenders, the department has already began the work on it and will complete it within a stipulated time period.

Preneet Kaur said people of Patiala would now the people in the city will get round the clock water supply. Mayor Patiala Municipal Corporation Sanjeev Sharma Bittu thanked the Chief Minister as well as Preneet Kaur. 

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