New channel to supply water to Gurgaon city

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Chandigarh, Mar 23 (UNI) The Haryana government has formulated a plan to construct an NCR water channel with a capacity of 800 cusecs to meet the ever increasing demand of Gurgaon city for drinking water.

While disclosing this, here today, an official spokesman said that the proposed channel was likely to be completed in the next two years.

While mentioning the scarcity of the drinking water in some parts of Gurgaon city, he said that a portion of the existing Gurgaon water channel supplying water to the city had sunk near village Bupnia in Jhajjar district resulting in stoppage of flow of water in the channel. The repair work on the damaged portion of the water channel was in full swing and was being supervised by the Deputy Commissioner of Jhajjar.

The state government and district administration had taken a serious note of this matter. Chief Secretary Dharamvir had convened a meeting of senior officers of the concerned departments yesterday and has ordered them to repair the water channel as soon as possible.

The spokesman said that Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had also reviewed the water supply of Gurgaon city today in a meeting of senior officers and ordered the district administration of Jhajjar to repair the water channel as soon as possible without obstructing the flow of water so that residents of Gurgaon get sufficient drinking water.

The Chief Minister also ordered the senior officers of HUDA to increase the water storage capacity in Gurgaon and also explore the possibility of other sources of water supply to the city in addition to the existing ones.

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