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Tunnel to bring drinking water to Udaipur

Rajasthan government has sanctioned Rs. 20 crore for boring a tunnel on a hill to bring drinking water to it from the Mansi Wakal Dam, about 50 kilometres from here.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2003 11:40 IST

With this city of lakes going water scarce, the Rajasthan government has sanctioned Rs. 20 crore for boring a tunnel on a hill to bring drinking water to it from the Mansi Wakal Dam, about 50 kilometres from here, official sources said on Thursday.

Udaipur is currently experiencing severe water shortge as all the lakes are drying up following repeated failure of monsoon during the last four years.

An earlier proposal was for the water from the dam to be pumped to the city by laying a pipe line, but later it was decided to terminate the pipe line near a hill along the route allowing the water to flow through a tunnel to the other side from where it can again be taken to the filter plant using a pipe line, sources said.

The change in the plan would save electricity charges to the tune of Rs.2.63 crores which would have been incurred on on pumping every year, they said.