|Noonmati pump house, basin drain to be commissioned today|
GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - As part of its effort to eradicate the city’s waterlogging problem, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is going to commission the Noonmati pump house and basin drain from tomorrow.
According to GMDA, the project that cost around Rs 640.90 lakh, will be very helpful in keeping the RG Baruah Road Tiniali area free from waterlogging during the rainy season. The basin drain, with the help of the pumping station is expected to divert a huge amount of stormwater towards the Brahmaputra through the Bondajan.
The diversion of water is also expected to reduce the load of water on the Bharalu river. Along with RG Baruah Road, the project will also benefit residents of Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar and Mathgharia areas of the city.
Construction of the project was taken up on the basis of recommendations made by TAHAL Consulting Engineers after a ground survey. Later the GMDA also engaged the IIT Guwahati for a detailed study of the project. The whole project was implemented based on the advice given by the experts from IIT Guwahati.
The Noonmati basin drain consists of two branches. One branch starts from behind the FCI godown located at Bamunimaidam and the other branch starts from Mathgharia hills. The total length of drain is around 5,300 metres and its width varies from 3 metres to 6.5 metres.
The pump house of the project has four water pumps and each has the capacity to discharge 1,000 litres of water per second.
Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya will inaugurate the project.