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Water plant may not open on Aug 15

gurgaon Updated: Aug 14, 2012 01:15 IST
HT Correspondent

The trial run of the Rs. 22 crore water treatment plant coming up at Chandubudhera may not meet its August 15 deadline.

The project is being undertaken by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

“The plant is not ready yet. We hope that it may start by August end,” said SS Dhillon, financial commissioner and secretary, town and country planning department, Haryana.

Dhillon inspected the plant on Monday and issued strict instructions to Huda officials to complete the project in time. This is the third inspection undertaken by senior officials in the last 15 days.

Dhillon also pulled up the contractor concerned and instructed him to complete the work by August end.

The earlier deadline for the trial run was July 31. However, it was extended to August 15 during the second inspection by DPS Nagal, chief administrator, Huda, on August 3.

Nagal had also inspected the plant along with Huda administrator Praveen Kumar on July 23.

The plant, being built at a cost of R22 crore and with 132 mgd capacity, is connected with the NCR channel.

The channel was built in 2009 by the Haryana irrigation department.

“The project is already delayed by one-and-half-year.

It was to become operational from February 2011. Since the plant is not ready, there is no question of releasing the canal water into it,” said an irrigation official on the condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, Huda will file an affidavit in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on August 21 about supplying adequate water to the city.

Earlier, while hearing a petition filed by Gurgaon residents regarding poor water supply, the court had pulled up the Haryana government and directed it to file its reply on the actual water supplied to the city. At present, Huda is the only water supplying agency in the city after a blanket ban was imposed on groundwater extraction by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) in August 2010.

The civic agency supplies only 43 mgd of water from the Basai water treatment plant.