NCR Planning Board approves Rs 190 crore water supply scheme

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Chandigarh, Dec 16 (UNI) The National Capital Region (NCR) Planning Board has approved a new Rs 190 crore project for the augmentation of water supply in nine towns of Haryana, falling in the National Capital Region (NCR).

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said the towns for which this project had been approved include Rewari, Ganaur, Bahadurgarh, Beri, Kalanaur, Kharkhoda, Meham and Sampla. The project would also augment the water supply of village Kosli, Bhakli and the Railway station area of Kosli of Rewari district.

The project also involves extension of sewerage facilities in six towns, namely Bahadurgarh, Bawal, Beri, Kalanaur, Meham and Sampla and in one Kosli village.

The work on another project of Rs 71.54 crore was almost complete which was earlier approved by NCR Planning Board for improvement and extension of water supply and sewerage in five towns of Sonipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Rewari and Gurgaon. The NCR Planning Board provides loans to the extent of 75 per cent of the Projects estimated cost while 25 per cent of the cost was borne by the State Government.

The spokesman said another project of about Rs 16 crore for improvement and extension of water supply and sewerage in Hisar, being a counter magnet town (under NCR) is likely to be completed by March 31 next year.

He said a project costing Rs 187.77 crore for the improvement and extension of water supply in five towns-- Rohtak, Rewari, Sohana, Palwal and Hodel and sewerage in eight towns--Rohtak, Rewari, Palwal, Sohna, Samalkha, Panipat, Gohana and Hodel had been approved in February last year by NCR Planning Board. The funds of Rs 68.80 crore had been released and work on the scheme was in progress.

As many as 52 towns of the state had been covered with skelton sewerage facilities. During the current financial year, the outlay for the extension of sewerage facilities had been substantially increased to Rs 65.50 crore. Against its provision, the work of Sewage Treatment Plant at Jind, Narwana and Kaithal had been taken in hand besides accelerating the pace of work of laying sewerage system in various towns, he added.

The funds of Rs 7 crore had been released by the Revenue Department for providing storm water drainage system during the current financial year. These funds had been allocated to the towns of Ambala City, Ambala Cantt., Bhiwani, Pundri, Rewari, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Narnaul, Sonipat and Gohana, he added.

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