Shimla, Spet. 14 (UNI) The Rs 67 crore water supply scheme for Shimla town from Giri River will now be delayed by a month and will only be commissioned by the end of October this year.
Reviewing the progress of the scheme here state's Irrigation and Public Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur, he asked the IPH officers to ensure that the scheme was commissioned by October 15 as against the earlier schedule of October two.
''Complete all the formalities by October 15 so that it could be completed and dedicated by next month end and ease the water scarcity problem in the town,'' he said.
Mr Thakur said the scheme would provide 20 MLD of water from Giri River to Shimla and would be sufficient to meet the water supply demand of the people of town for next 25 years.
Similarly, the Rs 57 crore Solan Water Supply Scheme from the Giri River would commissioned by October 15 and would go a long way in resolving the problem of water scarcity of the town, he said.
He also directed the officers to monitore and supervise the works of both the schemes and to accelerate the pace of execution work of the Bamsan-Lagwanti Water Supply Scheme in Hamirpur district too.
About 95 per cent work of the Solan Water Supply Scheme has been completed and the work would be completed soon, he said.
Directing the officers to plug all leakages in water supply pipes, he said about 30 per cent water was wasted due to the leakages in the state.