RANCHI: To meet with the water supply demand of urban Ranchi, a detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared by a private consultancy company. The central sanctioning and monitoring committee of the Government of India has approved an amount of Rs 288.39 crore for the same.
The project will be handled by the drinking water and sanitation department. Principal secretary of the department Sudhir Prasad said, "We have selected a company, IVRCL in Hyderabad, as contractor and they have already started the work. The project will be started in full swing by December." Under the project, various types of reservoirs, pump houses, etc will be installed in various parts of the city. "Underground reservoirs, elevated storage reservoirs, distribution network, intake well, gangway, pump house and water treatment plant will be made under the project."
Underground reservoir will be constructed at Kanke ring road, Lalgutwa and Rampur. Elevated storage reservoir will come up at nine places of the city including Harmu, Kusai, Dibdih, Pundag, Tupudana Ranibagan, Kanke Road and Uppar Bazar. A water treatment plant is also to be set up in Rukka.
Prasad said, "These projects have a time limit of two to three years. Once the project is complete, the problem of water crisis in the city during summer season would be solved."