AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) water and sewage board has approved Rs 82 cr for the construction of new water plant of 300 MLD at Kotarpur, after recognizing the water requirement in the city.
Rashmin Shah, chairman of water and sewage committee, AMC said, “City’s area has been enlarging and many housing units are adding up in the city. AMC is facing the water distribution problem due to new connectivity in the city area. Keeping in mind about the east zone and the newly developed area local authorities have decided to plant a new water treatment.”
“On the priority basis, we are aiming to provide potable water to all the affordable houses which are under construction. The water treatment plant construction will be completed at the cost of Rs82.39 crore including five years of operation and maintenance,” he added.
At present, the civic body is providing around 650 MLD water from the existing water treatment plant of Kotarpur. The new treatment plant will increase water supply and also provide water to east and north city.
However, despite water availability from Shedhi and Narmada canal, the civic body will continue taking groundwater. The panel has also sanctioned Rs 34 lakh for two borewells for the newly constructed VS Hospital’s building.