GUWAHATI, March 29 � Health Minister and government spokesperson Himanta Biswa Sarma today told the Assembly that the city would have a 24x7 water supply system by 2016.
Answering a question from Anjan Dutta (Congress) regarding the abysmal civic amenities including water supply � in the city, Sarma said that the Rs 362-crore water supply project undertaken in 2006 covering an area from Bharalumukh to LGBI Airport would be completed by 2013.
Then, the Rs 1,200-crore water supply project being implemented with the support of a Japan bank for East Guwahati and some other parts of the city would see completion by 2015. The third project worth Rs 442 crore implemented with ADB assistance should be functional by 2016.
It may be mentioned that with depletion of ground water levels in several parts of the city, water crisis has assumed a serious problem. Moreover, the existing water supply schemes have failed to cater to the needs of the people.