Gurgaon: Trial run of new water pipeline from Monday
The new pipeline will facilitate water supply from the second unit of Chandu Budhera canal to areas such as sectors 4, 5, 7, 9, Ashok Vihar and Laxman Vihar, among others.gurgaon Updated: Jan 14, 2018 23:18 IST
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will begin a trial run of water supply through the newly laid pipeline on Monday. Officials said it will take a couple of days for the GMDA to test the pipeline for leakages, if any.
The new pipeline has been laid to connect areas such as sectors 4, 5, 7, 9, Ashok Vihar and Laxman Vihar, among others to the new water treatment plant at Chandu Budhera. The plant is one of three units at Chandu Budhera, each with a capacity to supply 22 MGD (million gallons per day). While one is already functional, another two have been lying idle.
“Till now, these areas were connected only to the Basai water treatment plant. However, we have now laid an additional pipeline to channel water from the second Chandu Budhera unit to these areas. The water supplied from the Basai plant wasn’t adequate to meet the daily needs of residents in many of these areas in summer. Now, we can source as much water as we want from the second unit at Chandu Budhera to fulfil the demand in these areas. It will help us augment supply in summer,” Satbir Singh, sub divisional engineer (SDE), GMDA, said.
The GMDA took over the water distribution system from the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) on January 1.
“The Huda had been supplying roughly 60 MGD water to the city. The bulk of the supply was from the Basai plant through three separate channels — one to Sector 51 booster pumping station, another to Sector 16 booster pumping station and a third connecting old Municipal areas of the city and some Huda sectors. Now, the two boosting stations will get enough water from the Basai plant, while the old municipal areas will their supply from the Chandu Budhera plant,” Singh said. He added that the 22MGD second unit at Chandu Budhera will be commissioned to supply water to the old city areas and sectors 9, 9-A, 10, 10-A, 4, 5, 6 and 7 once the trial run is over.
Shashi Kant Sharma, a resident of Sector 5, said, “We hope the water supply will be adequate in summer and we won’t have to hire private tankers to meet our daily needs. We know there is no dearth of untreated water, but the fault is in the distribution line. The second Chandu Budhera unit will help us immensely.”
V Umashankar, chief executive officer (CEO), GMDA, has asked engineers responsible for water supply to utilise the output from the second Chandu Budhera unit to meet the city’s growing water need.