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Press Trust Of India
Chandigarh, November 29, 2012
The availability of water in Gurgaon will be enhanced by almost four times with completion of the NCR channel which has a capacity of 800 cusecs. This would help in supplying adequate quantity of water for the growing population of the Haryana industrial town, an official spokesman said here on Wednesday.

He said that the state government has spent R322 crore on construction of the channel.

"At present Gurgaon is getting 175 cusecs of water through Gurgaon Water Supply Channel (GWC). The residents of Gurgaon can hope to have more water to use during summer as compared to the last season," he said. The 71-km-long NCR channel originates from village Kakroi in district Sonipat culminating at village Chandu Budhera of district Gurgaon.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hoed had announced construction of the channel on September 13, 2006, to meet the growing water needs of the Gurgaon residents, the spokesman said, adding the work had started in September 2008.

At present the drinking water needs of Gurgaon are met by the lone Gurgaon water supply channel and partly from the tubewells, he added.