We all know that water supply in Chandigarh comes only during morning and evening hours and we all have those water tanks atop our houses. But now, Chandigarh will experience the facility of 24*7 water supply. The foundation for the waterworks is being laid at Sector-39 waterworks and the entire city will be fed with fresh water in taps all 24 hours a day.
The pipelines will carry 35 million gallons of water a day (MGD), and if we have to calculate it in litres than 1 gallon is 4.5 litres. Let us recall that it would be 35 million gallons of water. Pipeline for the same purpose will start from Jandpur Village in SAS Nagar and is expected to cost Rs 21 crores. This amount of water will be able to tackle 40% of the water requirements for which Chandigarh is experiencing a shortage from some while. The entire project is expected to be completed in 6 months from now.
Chandigarh Smart City Project
Water being provided 24 hours and all 7 days a week is a project under the smart city mission and we all know that Chandigarh is in the list of top smart cities of India.
The foundation stone of this work was laid on October 21, 2016. The central government has allotted a fund of Rs 30 crores for this tedious task of supplying water for entire Chandigarh 24 by 7.
The water will be supplied from Kajauli waterworks near Morinda and the a 7 KM long pipeline will be laid from Jandpur village, SAS Nagar till Sector 39. Chandigarh MC will also construct an underground reservoir and a pumping station to sustain the task.
The mission started from GMADA (Greater Mohali Area Development Authority) which has already pipelines from Kajauli waterworks to Jandpur Village which has a capacity of delivering 80 MGD, out of which Chandigarh is to get 40 MGD share, Rest 40 MGD is for SAS nagar.
The project will take a year to get complete including the task for laying pipes. So hopefully, next summers we can look forward to having a 24*7 water supply in Chandigarh.
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