Bhopal municipal body mulls Rs 4 crore to pump up water supply

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2015 15:59 IST

Water scarcity and contamination may soon become a thing of the past with the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) mulling over to spend Rs 4 crore to improve water supply to the state capital.

During a 10-hour special session of the BMC general council on Thursday, corporators discussed all the water related problems in the 85 wards of the city threadbare.

Following the session mayor Alok Sharma said around 150 water tanks will be constructed in Bhopal to ensure unhindered supply to the city.

The BMC has also decided to repair tube wells and hand pumps to increase water availability.

Meanwhile, council members had a heated exchange over laying Narmada pipelines under the JNNURM scheme.

As the BJP corporators raised 'Narmada Maiyya Ki Jai' slogans, Congress corporators staged a walkout from the council.

However, Congress leaders returned to resume discussion on the issue.

BMC council chairperson Surjeet Singh Chauhan also asked BMC officers to provide valid connection of water lines at government quarters which will not only solve the water crisis problem of residents but also generate revenue for the BMC.

Cong hints at scam at water works dept

Congress corporator Abdul Shafique accused the water works department of awarding a Rs 30 lakh worth contract to a private company without checking its documents.

Mayor Alok Sharma instituted an inquiry into the allegations and assured of action if any fraud was unearthed. The mayor also assured to look into the complaints of the 85 wards.

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