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JNNURM approves project reports of Rs 95 crore for water network in Surat
In what could be considered as their last meeting before the present term of central government comes to an end Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable mission (JNNURM) has approved detailed project reports (DPR) worth Rs 95 crore for setting up water networks in old and new city areas of Surat.
Not only new DPR for water network was approved but also final portion of grant money allotted for BRTS network in the city amounting to Rs 58.62 crore was also paid up by JNNURM.
Under the new DPR, the plan is made to provide water by setting up a network of 56 km covering areas like Vesu, Palanpur, Pal and new areas of Athwa and Rander zone. 18 km network would be set up for old city areas and remaining will be in new city areas. 12 new over head water tanks would be set up and three water treatment plants of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) would be used. Pipelines would be set in 56 km area to supply water to 2.90 lakh people.
The population of this area at present is about 3 lakh and it is likely to be more than 11 lakh by 2044. SMC is making this provision looking at projected population of 11 lakh people in 2044.