Published On : Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

Reconstruction work of Sitabuldi Fort II (Killa) MBR starts

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Nagpur: The pre-requisite work of reconstruction of Sitabuldi Fort (Killa) MBR in a bid to strengthen water supply system and boost water supply especially in the localities of Central Nagpur taken up by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Orange City Water (OCW) has been started and is progressing as planned.

Today Hon. Mayor Mr Anil Sole, Water Works Committee Chairman Mr Sudhakarrao Kohle and NESL Director Mr Pravin Datke inspected the Sitabuldi Fort (Killa) site and performed Puja to mark the commencement of reconstruction works. Present at the site were Dy.

Director (Works) Mr Venkat Reddy and other OCW officials. Presently, like Seminary Hills MBR’s, there are two MBR’s located at Sitabuldi Fort (Fort-I and Fort-II), which supplies water especially to Central parts of Nagpur. Out of these age old MBR’s Fort –II will be completely demolished and new MBR will be constructed on the same site. The Fort -II MBR constructed almost 50- years back have never been touched yet and was heavily leaking from all sides.

This rehabilitation is a huge task and will take quite a long time. The prerequisite tasks of this mammoth job were taken up on 27th August 2014.

Meanwhile, it may be mentioned here OCW started complete rehabilitation of two major MBR (Master Balancing Reservoir’s) of Seminary Hills and Sitabuldi Fort (Killa) in city. The Seminary Hills MBR’s constructed almost 30-35 years back have never been touched yet.
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OCW has not only started its rehabilitation but till date has completed almost 75 % rehabilitation work of first part of MBR and soon will start another phase of rehabilitation of part -II.

Cash Counters to remain operational on Ganesh Chaturthi
To facilitate bill payment for citizens OCW has decided to keep the following cash

collection centres operational on Friday 29th August 2014 (Ganesh Chaturthi):
1. Hanuman Nagar Zone
2. Nehrunagar Zone
3. Ashinagar zone
4. Mangalwari zone

Citizens are requested to take this opportunity to pay their water bills on Holiday.
To receive information about water all the citizens may contact OCW toll free no.
1800-266-9899 while ONLY AUTHORIZED consumers can lodge their complaints at the same no.