GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the first phase of commissioning of the South West Guwahati Water Supply Project under JNNURM implemented by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) at Sadilapur, Jalukbari.
The first phase commissioning of the project would cater to the needs of people of Bhootnath to Maligaon Chariali along the foothills of Nilachal Hill, Kalipur, Kamakhya Colony, Pandu, Boripara, Pandav Nagar, Kamakhya Nagar, Ananda Nagar, Sankar Nagar, Joymoti Nagar, Adabari, etc.
The project, implemented with a total cost of Rs 407.52 crore, has a capacity of providing water connections to 50 thousand households.
Further, the treated water from this project will also be supplied to the Kharghuli reservoir under JICA-assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project (Central Zone) through a 9-km separate pipeline. This water will be available and supplied to areas like Uzanbazar, Kharghuli, Ramsa Hill, Amiyo Nagar, Chandmari, Rajgarh, RG Baruah Road Tiniali, Geetanagar, BSF Camp, etc. House service connection to these areas will be provided by Guwahati Jal Board.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the first phase of commissioning of the water supply project would be able to bridge the demand-supply gap of drinking water in a large portion of the city.
Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya said that the project would be able to provide 10 crore litres of water daily when it becomes fully operational.