Water woes of Bhopal to end by March
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 19:25
  
Bhopal: The much-awaited Narmada Water Project will start pumping water in Bhopal by end of March.

"The Narmada water will reach Bhopal from Sehore by end of March and there won't be any water crisis in the state capital," Madhya Pradesh Public Health and Engineering Minister Gaurishanker Bisen, who reviewed the progress of the project told reporters at Sehore today.

"Around 78 per cent work of the project has been completed," Bisen said.

Under this Rs 274 crore project, Narmada water from Hirani in Sehore district will reach Bhopal through big pipelines, the Minister added.

The distance between Hirani - Bhopal is around 70 km and every day 185 million litres of water would be pumped in the state capital.

Bisen said that the project was to complete in June but it could not and the company hired to accomplish the work has been paying a penalty of Rs 10,000 per day for the delay from July 1.

Presently, Bhopal residents get water from Upper Lake and Kolar dam once in two days.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 19:25


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