ITANAGAR, May 16: The Arunachal Pradesh government has taken
up the issue of the shortage of drinking water supply infrastructure in the
Capital Complex area.
Various sources would be tapped in addition to existing ones to revamp and
overhaul the water supply network of the entire capital complex region, an
official report said here today.
The PHE & WS department would implement the project.
The project would also include extension and re-alignment of pipe lines,
construction of water filling centres, boring of deep tube wells in various
areas besides providing water tankers to mitigate the problem of water shortage
during lean season and system breakdowns.
As most of the existing water supply lines in the capital complex area are more
than 30 years old, they need urgent repairing, replacement and maintenance.
In addition to revamping the water supply network, it would introduce reform
initiative of installing meter system for institutions and offices on pilot
basis and also taking up rooftop rainwater harvesting and overhead water tanks.
Areas like Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Ganga village, Poma, Lekhi, Damsite,
ISBT would benefit from this project, for which the government has sanctioned
an amount of Rs 67 crore, the report said.
Considering frequent occurrence of fire accidents in the twin capital cities,
fire hydrants would also be installed in strategic locations across the city in
populated area and in schools and colleges, the report added.