WB Government gives green signal to the ‘Siliguri Mega Water Project’ Details Here

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The Mayor of Siliguri Mr. Goutam Deb has said recently that a comprehensive mega drinking water project is expected to be announced from the Nabanna at the end of this month.

The Siliguri Municipal Corporation, the primary civic body of the city, has received information from the West Bengal State Government that Siliguri Mega Water Project has been sanctioned under the AMRUT-2.0 scheme, the mayor said. The project will supply clean drinking water to the city.

The much-anticipated mega drinking water project for Siliguri is at the stage of the announcement and could be made this month, provided that everything goes as planned. Sources estimate that the project will cost around Rs 511 crore, The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 is a central scheme that focuses on upgrading urban infrastructure. The state government submitted the project for inclusion under this scheme, and it has been sanctioned.

Teesta Mahananda Canal Near View
Teesta Mahananda Canal Near View

Firhad Hakim, The Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister is likely to announce the Siliguri Mega Water Project by the end of this month from Nabanna Kolkata, The is Developed with the Help of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)-2.0 Scheme, which is a Central Scheme, by Government of India.

The proposed project would be a huge boon to the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC), which would be able to supply 135 million litres of water per day instead of the current 55 millions of liter per day. With the current demand at 70 millions of liter per day, Not only This but there are informations that The Setup and Installations of Three more Sewage Water Treatment Plant is also in the process of approval which is also going to be announced at the time of the announcement of Siliguri Mega Water Project

At the same time, construction work for the installation of three sewage treatment plants will be announced. Sources said the revised drinking water budget has fluctuated between Rs 3.5 crore to Rs 4.7 crore and even Rs 446 crore to him in recent years. The long-awaited project has been unduly delayed in recent years. The state government, headed by Trinamul Congress, in 2011 he decided to introduce the project in Siliguri. As urban populations grow, existing drinking water infrastructure is not sufficient to meet demand.

“The existing project had been taken up around three decades ago, but it is inadequate in terms of rising population and rapid urbanization. During the past few years, water supply in Siliguri has been hit on several occasions. The second project was planned when the Trinamul Congress came to power,”

A Government Official in Siliguri Municipal Corporation Told AFPR NEWS
Teesta Mahananda Canal Panoramic View
Teesta Mahananda Canal Panoramic View

To supply fresh drinking water in Siliguri, the water is taken from the Teesta Mahananda Canal and sent to a water treatment plant near the Fulbari Barrage. Then the Water from Fulbari flows through a big network of pipes managed by Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) to 16 elevated tanks and 4 underground reservoirs at various locations in the city.

On the other hand, another large number of pipe networks carries water from the reservoir to all 47 stations. The civil corporation provides drinking water to her more than 40,000 households in these counties. Siliguri Municipal Corporation has also received Rs 6.9 crore funding to build a replacement permanent intake manifold at Fulbari Water Canal. The G+4 Siliguri Municipal Corporation building, currently under construction, is expected to be completed in December 2022, which will help in the control of the water treatment plant in fulbari.

The estimated project cost of the building is Rs 60 crore. The building includes various things, such as a conference hall, facilities for PowerPoint presentations, an elevator, a public address system, and a waiting room for visitors, a small cafeteria , etc.

This is done in the hope that the Water Management System in the City Siliguri, and fulfill the demands of water in the city as the population of the city is rapidly increasing , along with expansion and urbanization, is leading to more demand of fresh drinking water and a better sewage system, therefore this proposal is made for the development and betterment of the citizens living in the city.

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