Mayor Poonam Sharma on Thursday urged member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher to provide funds from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) money for the additional water supply line from Kajauli to Chandigarh.
The mayor added that the MP would visit the city in the last week of this month and she would urge Kher for funds for the benefit of the city.
"The Haryana government has already given its consent to the Chandigarh administration to draw 40 MGD water from the Kajauli head for the Phase 5 and 6 water supply scheme,"she said.
She added, "At present, the water availability of the city is 87 million gallons daily (MGD) against the demand of 116 MGD. Of it, 67 MGD come from Kajauli waterworks, Phases 1, 2, 3 and 5, and the remaining 20 MGD is generated through tubewells."
"To meet the increasing demand of water, the MC has installed 38 new tubewells, which will provide an additional 7.5 MGD of water to counter the shortage of 6 MGD water to Panchkula,"informed the mayor, adding that the shortage of water in summers also leads to low-water pressure on the upper floors of marla houses.