In a bid to provide 24x7 water supply to the city residents, the Chandigarh Administration has submitted the detailed project report (DPR) costing Rs 440 crore to the Department of Economic Affairs, Union Government.
The Board of Directors of CSCL which met under the chairmanship of Manoj Parida, Advisor to UT Administrator on Wednesday approved the DPR.
Apart from DPR of 24X7 water supply, the CSCL approved the mining of legacy waste in Daddumajra, implementation of e-governance services citizens, project of underground utility mapping among other key projects.
“The Board has cleared the draft DPR of 24X7 water supply (PAN city) costing Rs 440 crores and the same has been submitted to Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for financing of the project from the French development agency, AFD (Agence Francaise de Development),” said an official spokesman.
By implementing this project of 24X7 water supply, residents of the city will be able to get non contaminated continuous water supply without any drop in pressure, he said.
A project of underground utility mapping costing Rs 6 crore in Chandigarh was also approved and the work will be carried in a timeframe of six months.
Under the project, all the underground utilities including water supply pipelines, sewage network, OFC network etc. will be mapped using latest GPR technologies which will be helpful in the future
planning of the city as the exact location of the utility services will be known for preparing designing, the spokesman said.
The Board has also sanctioned the work of mining of legacy waste to M/s SMS Limited of Nagpur at the cost of Rs 34 crores. This work will be completed in a time pan of 18 months and the city will be able to get rid of the 5 lakh metric tonne of garbage dump accumulated in Daddumajra over the years.
The waste garbage dump will be cleared of by the selected firm in a scientific and hygienic manner, the spokesman said.
Giving details of other projects, he said that the CSCL has given nod to the selection of system integrator for implementation of e-governance services for the city. With implementation of e-governance services, the citizens will be able to access various municipal services such as issuing of birth and death certificates, payment of property taxes, electricity-water bill payment, approval of building plans etc. through a mobile application as well as online through webportal.
In all 28 services including online building plan approval system will be implemented under this project. This work is expected to be completed in 12 months time period at the total cost of Rs 11.50 crores, the spokesman said.
Apart from this, the Board of Directors of CSCL have approved the project of implementation of SCADA system for recycled water distribution network, implementation of smart class rooms and improvement of basic infrastructure in four schools on pilot basis. 90 classrooms of the government schools located in Sector-22, 35 and 43 will be provided with interactive boards, projectors,
smart class room lighting, fire alarms etc
The work of upgradation to smart class rooms will be completed in about six months time period at the cost of Rs 4.80 crores and the related civil infrastructure of school building will be upgraded at the cost of Rs 53 Lakhs, the spokesman added,