The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 7
Haryana Public Health and Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal today granted approval for 5 major sewerage and drinking water schemes in the state, with a total cost exceeding Rs. 450.8 million. Presiding over a significant meeting, he announced that the commencement of work on these projects would take place in the near future.
The Minister highlighted the plan to reinforce the existing sewerage system from Kheda near Timber Market Chowk, Arya Nagar Chowk Nandi Mohalla to South Disposal in Ambala city. This strengthening will be carried out using the cutting-edge Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) technology, with an estimated cost of about Rs. 1349.31 lakh.
Furthermore, the Minister announced the replacement of the sewerage system in ten wards of Karnal city, which includes the construction of 425 RCC manholes and the installation of water connections. The project also entails laying a 12,037-meter-long 200 mm pipeline, with an allocated budget of about Rs. 691.80 lakh.
In a bid to address drinking water issues, the Minister sanctioned the installation of 14 tube wells and submersible pump sets in Karnal city. Additionally, new pipelines will be installed for both drinking water and sewerage purposes. The total expenditure for these initiatives is projected to be Rs. 759.60 lakh. Consequently, the combined cost of sewerage and drinking water schemes in Karnal city is anticipated to exceed Rs. 1451 lakh.
Dr. Banwari Lal further emphasized that village Siswal, as part of the Mahagram Yojana, will undergo the laying of a sewerage line, with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 1167.77 lakh. Additionally, ongoing efforts are underway to complete the drinking water scheme in Siswal, ensuring an adequate supply of clean drinking water to its residents in the near future.
Moreover, in village Kaul, plans have been approved for the construction of a sewerage line and a 2.50 MLD sewerage treatment plant. An amount of Rs. 540.89 lakh has been allocated for the initiation of the primary pumping station and related infrastructure. These projects are slated to commence in the coming months.
In relation to the procurement of pipes for drinking water projects, the Public Health Minister said that the pipes and other necessary equipments have been purchased. He urged the officers to expedite the Mewat Rainy Well project and urgently address the drinking water problem in Pinjore and Morni areas. Furthermore, necessary formalities for the timely construction of a waterworks in Raghunathpura, Ibrahim Bishnupar, Rewari, should be swiftly concluded.
The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary, A. K Singh, Engineering in Chief. Aseem Khanna and other senior officers.