Published On : Tue, Jan 13th, 2015

Kanhan WTP shutdown work completed in record 24-hours

OCW-NMC successfully completes the task in just 24-hours instead of 48 –hours, water supply in six zones normalized

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This might sound UNREALISTIC, but it’s TRUE!!! The Orange City Water (OCW) and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) have jointly turned this unrealistic task into reality just in 24-hours with its technical expertise and experience.

It may be mentioned here in a bid to strengthen the city’s water supply system, especially of North, East and parts of South Nagpur, NMC-OCW took repair and maintenance works at various spots in the city on January 12 which included repairing of leakages on 1300mm dia Butterfly Valve in Kanhan WTP, 700mm dia line at Shanti Nagar Feeder Main, installation of a Valve on 900mm dia Rising Main of Kanhan WTP and flow meter on 900mm dia on Bastarwari Feeder Main.

During this period OCW also completed interconnection work in Nari and Jaripatka ESR Premise as well as on Nara ESR Rising Main.

As per technical experts in water sector, the amount of repair and maintenance work taken up by NMC-OCW which was very much essential for smooth operations of water supply system was a ‘herculean task’ and required almost 48 to 50 hours (2 days) for its successful completion. However, with its expertise and past experience, OCW not only successfully completed work in just 24-hours but also normalised water supple in 6 affected zones of Mangalwari, Ashinagar, Satranjipura, Lakadganj, Nehru Nagar & Dhantoli zone.


The repair and maintenance work started after the morning supply on January 12, at about 10 am and was completed at about 10 am on Jan 13 (Exactly 24-hours). During just 24-hours schedule

It’s worth mentioning here, OCW-NMC deployed team of technical experts like project managers, zone managers and engineers alongwith supporting staff under the valuable guidance of Hon. Mayor Mr Pravin Datke, Hon. Municipal Commissioner Mr Shrawan Hardikar and technical supervision OCW CEO Mr Sanjoy Roy, NESL Executive Director Mr Aziz-Ur-Rehman, OCW Deputy Director (O &M) Mr Rajesh Kalra and OCW Deputy Director (Works) Mr. M. Venkat Reddy for the job.

OCW Chief Executive Officer, Sanjoy Roy has thanked all public representatives, local Hon. Corporators and residents of North, East and South Nagpur of city wherein water supply was affected, for their support and co-operation for completing the herculean task before scheduled time.