GMADA would soon float a tender
To end the water woes of Mohali residents, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has awarded a contract to Germany based company M/s. Veolia (India) Pvt. Ltd. for setting up a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in village Sinhpur to augment supply of treated canal water from Bhakhra Main Line.
Revealing this today, Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Mr Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said that the Multi-National Company would complete the construction of WTP by December 2020 and estimate cost of the plant, which shall be constructed over 33 acres land, would be at Rs. 115 crore. With the construction of the Water Treatment Plant, residents of Mohali would be supplied potable drinking water.
The Minister further said that the GMADA would soon float a tender for laying Distribution Main Pipeline from Kajauli Water Works. As the groundwater is depleting, the tubewells are getting ineffective, hence, supply of canal water has become a better option, the minister said.
The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government would not leave no stone unturned to provide best amenities to the people of the State, Mr. Sarkaria stated.
Presently the city is getting approximately 15 MGD water supply on daily basis and still there is shortage of 15 MGD water during the peak season. Construction of the WTP and laying of the Distribution Main Pipeline would lead to fill the gap of demand and supply of potable water to the Mohali residents, the minister said.
It is worth mentioning here that under the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th phases of Kajauli Water Works Scheme, there is proposal to supply 80 MGD water for which Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has already laid 2200 mm dia MS pipes from Kajauli Head Works to village Sinhpur, near Mohali. Out of this, 40 MGD of canal water has to be supplied to Chandigarh and water in equal proportion is to be given to Mohali. Out of 40 MGD share of Chandigarh, Mohali will further get an additional supply of 5 MGD canal water as per the water sharing pattern decided in the year 1983 in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the then Home Minister of India for the first phase of the project. Same water sharing pattern has been replicated for the first four phases of the Kajauli Water Works Scheme.