From May 1, GMDA to increase water supply from Chandu Budhera plant by 100MLD
The residents living in these sectors currently have no access to canal water.”Updated: Apr 23, 2019 04:25 IST
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will start supplying additional 100 million litres daily (MLD) of water from the Chandu Budhera water treatment plant (WTP) from May 1.
Rajesh Bansal, superintending engineer, GMDA, who reviewed the preparation of the third unit of the Chandu Budhera WTP and the water boosting station located in Sector 51 on Monday, said, “Our preparation is complete and we are in a position to start the supply of an additional 100 MLD of canal water that will be used for residents living in sectors 58 to 68 along the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). The residents living in these sectors currently have no access to canal water.”
“Water will be supplied from Chandu Budhera’s third unit, which will be officially commissioned on April 30 or May 1—the date is to be fixed in a day or two. We are constructing a new boosting station at Sector 72 to cater to sectors up to Sector 75. Another 100 MLD unit will be commissioned by the end of the year,” Bansal said.
The GMDA currently supplies 420 MLD water to the city everyday from its two WTPs—Chandu Budhera and Basai—and its ultimate capacity will increase to 520 MLD from next month.
Sandeep Dahiya, GMDA executive engineer, said, “We did a survey in September and October last year of sectors 58 to 75 and it revealed that more than two lakh new people had settled in over 50 new residential societies in the past three years who have no access to canal water. We are augmenting the infrastructure to meet the water supply demand for these sectors. Water through pipelines will reduce residents’ dependency on tankers—this is our prime objective,” he added.
Many societies in the city’s developing sectors primarily depend on tankers. Sourav Das, a resident of Emaar Emerald Hill in Sector 65, said, “We have been waiting for two years for canal water. We are dependent on tanker water. Its quality is bad but we have no option.”
The GMDA is the custodian authority of the master water supply and supplies canal water through two boosting stations—one in Sector 16 near Signature Tower, from where it supplies to sectors 14-46 (except 21, 22, 23) and in Sector 51, from where it supplies to sectors 47 to 57, and will now cover till Sector 68. The GMDA supplies canal water to sectors 1-12, 21, 22, 23 and areas such as Palam Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Laxman Vihar and others directly from Basai plant.