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New boosting station to ease water supply woes

gurgaon Updated: Jan 22, 2013 01:19 IST
HT Correspondent

After widespread public outrage last year over the acute water crisis in the city, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has started early this time around.

The civic body has expedited the formalities to begin construction work on an additional water boosting station with a capacity of 5,500 kilolitres.

The facility would be built close to the existing Huda station at Sector 16, located just off the National Highway-8.

The unit will cater to DLF Cyber City, some other areas in DLF City and localities along the MG Road.

"The project report is with the Haryana government and we expect an approval in the next few days. As soon as we get the green signal, the HUDA local office would float a tender and work would hopefully start by the end of February," said a senior Huda official.

The total cost of the project is about R7.74 crore. It will include the construction of an underground tank to store clear water from Basai.

Also, a separate pipeline would be laid to connect the boosting station with Basai's main water pipeline. High power motors and transformers will also be procured.

At present, two underground tanks with a capacity of 5,500 kl store clear water at the Sector 16 facility.

According to Huda engineers, the plan to set up additional pipelines has been on the cards for the past three years.

By the end of 2013, work on the new boosting station will be complete.

Till then, the Chandu Budhera water treatment plant will also start functioning to its full capacity.

"By the end of this year, the Huda will have enough clear water to feed the city," the official added.