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Assurance on potable water supply

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Jan 24 � The Nizoraban area under Dhirenpara is suffering from acute scarcity of drinking water. This was revealed by the residents of the area in a meeting organised by the Guwahati water supply project in cooperation with Nizoraban Milan Sangha on Thursday. The project officials informed them that all the lanes and by-lanes of entire Guwahati metropolitan area will have 24x7 potable water supplies with adequate pressure, which will solve the day-to-day drinking water problem of Guwahati including Nizoraban area. This was stated in a press release.

The Assam government has taken this noble initiative to eradicate the day-to-day drinking water-related problems of Guwahatians. Now Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority is implementing the Guwahati Water Supply Project for providing state-of-the-art drinking water facilities to people of Guwahati. After completion of this project it will be maintained by Guwahati Jal Board, which is under the State government.

A documentary film on the project was shown at the beginning of the meeting and a project team member also described the details of the project through a power-point presentation.

In the said meeting, people raised their concern about non-coverage of some by-lanes in that area. The project engineer present at the meeting assured the public that pipeline will be laid in all the areas, where it has not been done yet. People also queried regarding project completion schedule, water meter, monthly user fee etc. The project officials answered all the queries of the public. In the meeting, it was informed to the public that they can call the project customer care centre number 1800-345-3615 (toll free) on all working days between 10 am to 5 pm to get any information regarding the project or to lodge their complaints. People can also log on to www. guwahatijalboard., the GJB website for further information on the project.

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