Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will start the survey of the ambitious 24x7 water supply project from Monday. The civic body has appointed private companies to carry out the survey of the project in the city.
VG Kulkarni, Chief Superintendent of Water Supply of the corporation said, “L&T and Jain Irrigation System will carry out the survey from Monday about the usage of water from individual households. The corporation has given identity cards to these company officials to conduct the survey and it will take more than two months to complete the survey work.”
During the survey, information like the name of property owners, type of property (residential or commercial establishment), telephone number, property number, number of family members etc will be collected from the individuals.
Meanwhile, the water supply project has been delayed by almost seven months despite sanctioned tenders of the water project. According to the corporation, the actual project work will not begin before Diwali, as it has been delayed due to non-availability of land for overhead water tanks and prolonged door-to-door survey. The work was supposed to begin in March this year.
It may be recalled that in February, the then municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar had announced that work on 24x7 water supply project will start within a month at the time of sanctioning the project tenders.
The total project cost is Rs 2,550 crore and the deadline for completion of work is three years from the date of starting the work. Under the project, 1,600 km of pipelines will have to be replaced with new ones.
Out of these, 50 per cent of the pipelines are of 150 mm diameter. To avoid duplication of work, the corporation has handed over the record of replacement of pipelines to contractors of the 24x7 project.
In the first year, the project will be implemented in Katraj, Sahakar Nagar, Yerawada, Taljai and Viman Nagar as a pilot project.