GUWAHATI, Jan 4 � The ambitious water supply project undertaken by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) for the western and south-western parts of the city is expected to be completed within next 4-5 months.
Senior GMDA officials said over 80 per cent of the work for the project, which will have a command area of 100.95 square km, has been completed.
"We were expecting to finish it by February. However, there will be some additional costs and we have submitted a supplementary demand of Rs 82.29 crore to the State government. Work is on at a war-footing and we expect to complete the entire project within the next four to five months," an official said.
The initial contract for the 107 MLD capacity project, being undertaken by Gammon India Ltd, was Rs 355.31 crore, including Rs 5.61 crore which was earmarked for the consultant TAHAL Consulting Engineers Ltd.
The official said that construction of three Intake Wells is almost 60 per cent complete, while 87 per cent completion has been reported on construction of the Water Treatment Plant. Besides, almost two-thirds of the work in setting up the main reservoir at Kamakhya Main has been carried out.
"Construction of distributor reservoirs is also over 80 per cent complete. They are being set up at Jalukbari, Madhavdev Nagar, Durga Sarovar, Fatasil Quarry, Kamakhya Hill Top, Borjhar and Mirzapur," the official added.
Over 70 per cent work for installation of main pipes and DI pipes has also been done.
The project will benefit people of several localities including Bharalu, Pandu, Maligaon, Borjhar, Azara, Mirza, Jalukbari and Fatasil, the official said.