BMC to upgrade seven pump houses
THE BHOPAL Municipal Corporation would carry out a project to upgrade seven pump houses and filtration plants under the Asian Development Bank-funded fast-track scheme to get optimum water supply. In the first phase, various works costing Rs 13.35 crore would be carried out.Updated: Apr 23, 2006 13:39 IST
THE BHOPAL Municipal Corporation would carry out a project to upgrade seven pump houses and filtration plants under the Asian Development Bank-funded fast-track scheme to get optimum water supply. In the first phase, various works costing Rs 13.35 crore would be carried out.
The mayor-in-council chaired by Mayor Sunil Sood today approved several projects to be carried out in the first phase of the fast-track scheme. The MiC also approved some projects under the ADB fast-track scheme for the conservation of the Upper Lake. The cost of fast-track scheme was also revised to Rs 21.57 crore from earlier Rs 26 crore.
It was proposed that an amount of Rs 2.68 crore would be spent to upgrade the filtration plants include Shyamla Hills (1), Shyamla Hills (2), Arera Hills, Pul Pukhta, Badal Mahal, Idgah Hills and Bairagarh. Most of these filtration plants are as old as 50 years. Hence, there is imminent need to carry out renovation and upgradation work.
Besides, the pump houses situated on Upper Lake would also be renovated with a cost of Rs 5.50 crore. This amount would be spent on the renovation of five raw-water pumping stations and two clear-water pumping stations. The old motors of these pump houses would be changed. Other related works would also be carried out.
The proposal related to laying of sewer lines in old city areas was also cleared by the MiC. It was proposed that an amount of Rs 3.94 crore would be spent on laying 26.5-kilometer sewer line in various areas.
This sewer line would be connected to main sewer line laid under the Bhoj Wetland Project. The areas where pipeline would be laid included Khanugaon, Idgah Hills, Bairagarh, Ginnauri, Dhobighat, Rashid Nagar, Professors’ Colony, Nehru Nagar and Kotra areas.
Another proposal related to repair of leakages in various pipelines was also approved by the MiC. The leakage repairing would be carried out with a cost of Rs 1.23 crore. This would be biggest leakage repairing programme of the State capital.
During the meeting, the MiC member Amir Aqueel raised objection saying that the officials have not given him proper information of ADB projects. However, the Mayor said that it is also the responsibility of the MiC members to apprise themselves about such projects.
First Published: Apr 23, 2006 13:39 IST