KMC to set up new treatment plant to resolve drinking water woes

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will set up a 10 MGD water treatment plant to resolve the drinking water crisis in some pockets of the Tollygunge-Jadavpur belt, said Mayor Firhad Hakim on Wednesday.The decision was taken in the meeting of the Members, Mayor-in-Council and presided over by the Mayor. Hakim said some pockets under the jurisdiction Boroughs X, XI and XII are reeling under water scarcity. Drinking water is supplied in these areas by deep tubewells. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataScarcity of drinking water in these areas has been a long-standing issue. Jadavpur, Behala and Garden Reach, which were under municipalities, came under KMC in 1985. The Left Front controlled board could not solve the problem. Former Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who was the MMiC (Water) between 2000 and 2005, had tried to address the problem. Hakim said water will be taken from the Garden Reach water lifting station to the new water treatment plant, that will come up on 3 acres of land at Garia Dhalai bridge through underground pipes that will pass through Circular Garden Reach Road, Koila Depot Road and Remount Road situated in the Port Area. Hakim said once the water treatment station becomes functional, the long-standing problem in the pockets will be resolved. The KMC will prepare the detailed project report (DPR) and the state government will provide the fund.last_img read more