With the harsh summer at the door steps of Nagpur, NMC Administration geared itself up for smooth and regular water supply to the citizens. In a meeting of NMC office-bearers, officials of Water Works Department and Orange City Water (OCW) the Mayor Pravin directed the officials to prepare an action plan of measures within seven days for supply of regular water to citizens. The Mayor asked the Water Works Department and OCW to coordinate with each other and ensure that no water crisis is faced by citizens.
At the outset, the Mayor asked the Water Works Department to elaborate on measures taken for regular water supply to citizens during summer. The Department’s Executive Engineer Sanjay Gaekwad said that at present 215 MLD of water is being supplied from Kanhan Pumping Station. The capacity can be increased to 240 MLD. Similarly, 16 MLD of water is being supplied from Gorewada and 620 MLD from Pench Phase 1, 2 and 3. But considering the capacity of 645 MLD, maximum 650-655 MLD of water can be supplied.
During the meeting held by Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, directives were issued to submit on construction of borewells in non-networking areas. Accordingly, one borewell for 200 people will have to be constructed. In this proportion, additional 331 borewells will be needed. A proposal in this regard will be submitted within two days.
At present, the city has 5479 public wells out of which 1405 are in non-networking areas. A total of 246 water tankers were pressed into service last year and the same number will have to be deployed this year also.
Similarly other measures were also discussed in the meeting for ensuring smooth and regular water supply during summer. OCW assured that every possible step will be taken to avoid water crisis.
The meeting was attended by Ruling Party Leader Dayashankar Tiwari, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Transport Committee Chairman Bandu Raut, Laxmi Nagar Zone Chairman Gopal Bohre, Superintending Engineer Prakash Urade, Executive Engineer (Electric) Sanjay Jaiswal, Executive Engineer (Pench Project) Shyam Chavan, OCW’s Chief Executive Engineer Sanjay Roy, Rajesh Kalra, Deputy Director Venkat Reddy and other officials.