GUWAHATI, April 1 - Work on the JNNURM-funded South Guwahati West Water Supply Project is progressing at a steady speed and partial commissioning of the scheme will be carried out by December this year.Dr M Angamuthu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), told The Assam Tribune that there has been over 85 per cent progress in the project. “The Minister for Guwahati Development Department (GDD) is reviewing the progress every month and emphasizing for early commissioning of the project. Full commissioning of the project will be done by June 2019. However, partial commissioning will be carried out by December this year,” he said.
The GMDA, under the GDD, is working on the project to provide 24x7 potable water to around 5.83 lakh people in West Guwahati at the rate of 135 litres per capita per day (LPCD).
It involves construction of intake well and water treatment plant (WTP) having a capacity of 107 million litres per day (MLD) at Sadilapur, besides construction of reservoirs, supply and laying of transmission main, feeder main and distribution network, all of which has been taken up with financial assistance from the JNNURM.
“The progress of work for the intake well and WTP is 85 per cent so far. The contracting agency has completed laying of transmission, feeder and distribution pipeline to the extent of 425.18 km out of 477.49 km or 87.39 per cent of the total length. The achievement of financial target is to the tune of 91.65 per cent,” said Dr Angamuthu.
The GMDA is implementing the project for a total value of Rs 389.53 crore. The entire work was awarded to Gammon Engineers and Contractors Pvt Ltd for a value of Rs 374.63 cr.