GUWAHATI, Sept 14 - With a view to ending the perennial drinking water problem of Guwahati, the State government has started water supply projects, by which people in the city will be provided 24-hour potable piped water supply services at their doorstep with adequate pressure.
This was narrated by officials of the projects at a recent public awareness meeting organised at Lachit Nagar here.
The officials said that the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is implementing four new water supply projects for providing state-of-the-art drinking water facilities to the people of Guwahati.
After completion of these projects, water supply services, along with operation and maintenance for the whole city, will be managed by the Guwahati Jal Board (GJB).
The project officials further informed that Lachit Nagar area comes under the South Central Guwahati Water Supply Project and the pipe laying work would soon be completed in that area.
A documentary film on the projects was screened at the start of the meeting, followed by a power-point presentation, describing the project details.
People present at the meeting expressed their concern over the project completion period and asked the officials questions regarding the service connection process as well as the tariff system. They appreciated the effort of the authorities in organising such awareness meetings and assured of providing support and cooperation for smooth implementation of the projects.
At the meeting, the public were informed that they can call the project customer care centre number 1800-345-3615 (toll free) on all working days between 10 am and 5 pm for any information regarding the projects and also log on to www.guwahatijalboard.gov.in, the GJB website, for further information on the projects.