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Rs 1.43 cr plan for water supply in gas-hit areas

THE BHOPAL Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration has prepared Rs 1.43 crore water supply scheme in the gas-hit areas. The water would be supplied in the gas-hit areas from the tube-wells in Raslakhedi.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 19:53 IST

THE BHOPAL Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration has prepared Rs 1.43 crore water supply scheme in the gas-hit areas. The water would be supplied in the gas-hit areas from the tube-wells in Raslakhedi. Commerce and Industries Minister Babulal Gaur and Mayor Sunil Sood today inspected the areas today.

During the visit, BMC officials informed that they prepared a scheme to deal with the water crisis in the affected areas. The implementation of the scheme is underway and expected to be completed in six months. Till then, the BMC is supplying water through the tankers. The work costs Rs 2.5 lakh per month.

The gas-affected colonies facing water crisis are Atal Ayyub Nagar, New Arif Nagar, Annu Nagar, Nawab Colony, Shriram Colony, Sundar Nagar, Prem Nagar, Blue Moon Colony, Timber Market, Chandbadi, Garib Nagar, Shiv Shakti Nagar, Priti Nagar and Shiv Nagar. About 20,000 residents live in these colonies.

The BMC officials said these colonies require about 8 lakh litres water per day. The BMC admitted that it has been supplying 2.52-lakh litres water through tankers.

According to the BMC, there is a long-term plan to supply water from the Idgah Filtration Plant. However, it would take about four years for the scheme. For the purpose, the expansion of Idgah Filtration plant is underway.

According to BMC plans, four tube-wells were dug at Raslakhedi. The colonies would be provided water through pipelines from the tube-wells. During the visit, several residents complained of seepage of oil from an oil company depot in ground water.

The Mayor directed the officials to issue notice to the Hindustan Petroleum, whose storage tanks are situated in Nishatpura. BMC Commissioner Manish Singh and corporators of the area were also present during this visit.