Steps afoot to make Nagpur ‘tanker-free’ city: Mayor

Mayor Jalpraday Meeting Photo 09 March 2017
With the tormenting summer round the corner the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has initiated a number of measures aimed at making Nagpur a ‘tanker free’ city, said the newly-elected Mayor Nanda Jichkar while reviewing working of Water Works Department on Thursday.

The review meeting was held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hall at NMC Headquarters. Deputy Mayor Deepraj Pardikar, Ruling Party Leader Sandeep Joshi, the designated Chairman of Standing Committee Sandeep Jadhav, Additional Municipal Commissioner Dr Ramnath Sonavane, Superintending Engineer of Water Works Department Dilip Jamgade, Executive Engineer Sanjay Gaekwad, Vijay Revatkar, OCW’s Sanjay Roy and Rahul Kulkarni.

During the review meeting, Executive Engineer Sanjay Gaekwad made a PPT presentation on on various works being carried out by Water Works Department. The presentation was done on water supply sources such as Gorewada Lake, Kanhan River, Pench reservoir, Navegaon Khairi/Totladoh Dam, water treatment plants and their capacity, water distribution system, total number of water tanks zone-wise, water supply through meters, water being supplied to 313904 consumers including residential, commercial, institutes, industries and slum-dwellers, water tariff etc. He further informed the Mayor that from March 1, 2012, the responsibility of water supply to city has been given to Orange City Water Pvt Ltd for 25 years.

Similarly, a presentation was also made on AMRUT Scheme, 24X7 water supply scheme, Hudkeshwar-Narsala Scheme, One Time Payment Scheme (OTS) and other aspects.