Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Punjab Chief Secretary Anurag Verma on Monday chaired a gathering of the officers of Punjab authorities, the representatives of the Army and NDRF and Chandigarh administration to take inventory of the scenario arisen as a consequence of broken ingesting water pipes at Kajauli Water Works in wake of steady rains.

The Chief Secretary requested the officers to personally go to the location and submit an in depth report back to him. It was knowledgeable within the assembly that ingesting water is offered every day to Tricity by way of the Kajauli water works from Bhakra fundamental line. Out of the 5 pipes with a complete capability of 120 million gallons per day, one belonging to the Punjab Water Supply Department was broken whereas different belonging to the Chandigarh administration was fully broken. Both the pipes have a capability of 20 million gallons every per day.

Mr. Anurag Verma stated that although one of many pipelines in Chandigarh has been fully broken, holding in thoughts the general public curiosity, ample water needs to be given to Chandigarh from the obtainable water in order that the folks don’t face any issues. He stated that offering ample ingesting water to Chandigarh, Mohali and Chandimandir is the highest precedence of the federal government.

The Chief Secretary requested the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh that so long as the water provide is low, MC Chandigarh ought to guarantee water provide to Chandi mandir from share of Chandigarh water in order that the officers and troopers of the Army positioned on the headquarters of the Western Command of the Indian Army haven’t any drawback. Along with this, the restore work of the fully broken water pipe needs to be completed on a battle footing.

The Chief Secretary requested the Principal Secretary Water Resources to go to the Kajauli Water Works web site together with the Army and NDRF groups and instructed them to put in sandbags for water administration and to scale back the water degree in order that there is no such thing as a drawback within the restore work of the broken pipes. He requested the Rupnagar district administration to do that work on a precedence foundation.

Prominent amongst others who have been current within the assembly included Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development AK Sinha, Principal Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation Jaspreet Talwar, Principal Secretary Water Resources Krishan Kumar, Director Water Supply and Sanitation Mohammad Ishfaq and representatives of the Western Command Adviser Civil Military Affairs Colonel JS Sandhu. The assembly was attended by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh Commissioner Anindita Mitra, Deputy Commissioner Rupnagar Preeti Yadav and NDRF Commandant Santosh Kumar by way of video conferencing.

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