Sitaburdi Fort (Killa)-II MBR to boost water of Central Nagpur from April

  • One Compartment of newly constructed Sitaburdi Fort-II MBR is ready # One Month Hydraulic Test will be conducted in March
  • 18- hours shutdown for interconnection work on March 9
Fort Mayor Pic

Mayor Mr Pravin Datke alongwith NMC and OCW officials including Mr Sanjay Gaikwad, Mr R D Jadhav, Mr KMP Singh and Mr Rajesh reviewing Fort MBR construction work recently.

Nagpur: This Summer, residents of Central Nagpur area have a good news to cheer about. From April, 2016 onwards, major areas of Central Nagpur like Gadikhana, Joharipura, Ramaji Chi Wadi, Karnalbagh, ST Bus Stand, Ghat Road, Subhash Road, Ganesh Peth, Shaniwari, Gujar Wadi, Chandak Lay Out and Kothi Road will not receive pressurised water supply at their Taps but water supply duration in these areas will also increase significantly with commissioning of newly constructed compartment-1 of Fort (Killa) -II MBR.

It must be mentioned here, to strengthen and boost water supply pressure and duration especially in the localities of Central Nagpur, Nagpur Municipal Corporation & Orange City Water (OCW) has started complete re-construction of new Master Balancing Reservoir (MBR) at Sitabuldi Fort (Killa). Reconstruction of one compartment of MBR has been completed recently and another is going on in full swing.

After conducting one month of Hydraulic Test and some other related technical compliance, the Fort-II MBR will start its operations from April, 2016.

Even people residing in tail end areas will also receive water with adequate pressure. As per experts, with commissioning of new Fort MBR, water supply will improve by another 1.30 hrs to 2 hrs duration.

At present these areas are receiving water supply of average 2.30 hrs to 3 hrs. Some areas receive water supply for minimum 2 hours while some areas maximum 4.30 hours (morning and evening). (Table Attached)
It may be mentioned here, 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 has been 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.

Fort -II on 27 2 2016

Construction work of new MBR having 7 meter height and 50 x 25 surface area is going on in full swing and one compartment of new MBR is ready for functioning.

Meanwhile, Mayor Mr Pravin Datke alongwith NMC and OCW officials including Mr Sanjay Gaikwad, Mr R D Jadhav, Mr KMP Singh and Mr Rajesh visited Fort MBR site and reviewed ongoing construction work recently.

18- hours shutdown for Sitaburdi Fort –II MBR
interconnection work on March 9 (Wednesday)
For hydraulic test and other maintainance work of newly built compartment and , to take water in Fort –II MBR, NMC & OCW have jointly planned to take up an interconnection work creating inlet arrangements for new rehabilitated Fort (Killa) GSR on Seminary Hills to Fort MBR Feeder Main, on March 9

Due to this work the water supply from (Gandhibagh ) Khadan ESR, Killa Mahal ESR, Fort I GSR will remain affected on March 9 evening. While on March 10, these areas will receive low pressure and limited water supply.

The areas to remain affected during shutdown period on March 9 are: Ganjipeth, Bhaldarpura, Buddu Ka Minara, Jyoti Nagar, Gandhibagh Kapda Market, Jalalpura, Marwadi Chal, Indira Gandhi Slum, Bhawsar Sq., Tahasil Police Station, Nanga Putla, Back Part Of Renuka Mata Mandir, Ayachit Mandir Area, Nababpura, Zenda Sq. Area, Risaldar Galli, Shingada Market, Sangh Building, Badkas Sq. Area , Gandhi Gate, Tilak Putala, Behind Kashibai Mandir, Mohan Lanjewar Galli Dasra Road, Hansapuri, Dasra Road, Gondhlipura, Dasra Road Tahsildar Masjhid, Rahatekarwadi, Gujar Nagar, Sweeper Colony, Juni Mangalwari, Part Of Bagadganj, Juni Mangalwari , Behind Rahate Hospital, Sudam Galli, Bapurao Galli, Pothi Galli, Behind Renuka Mata Mandir CA Road, Nikalas Mandir Area, Itwari Takiya