New deadline proposed for Ganga Water project in Greater Noida
Greater Noida: After missing several deadlines in past years, the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has proposed a new deadline for the completion of Ganga Water project and has claimed that the project will not miss the deadline this time.
"The civil work at the project is under way. We have completed 26 per cent work on the pipeline needed to bring Ganga water from the Masuri-dehra Ganga Canal in Ghaziabad to the water treatment plant that is under construction in Palla village of Greater Noida. Work on the water treatment plant is 21 per cent complete and it will be ready by October 26, 2018" a senior official from GNIDA said.
The authority is pushing the Rs 320 crore Ganga water supply project towards completion so that by October 2018 the residents will not have to depend on hard water which is saline and dirty in most of the parts of city.
The project was started in 2010 and was scheduled to be completed in 2013, since then the project misses several deadlines.
Earlier, it was scheduled to get completed by March 2018 but against got delayed due to land disputes between farmers and the state government.
Ganga water will be cleaned at the treatment plant in Palla village before the same is supplied to residents. The authority plans to supply 100 per cent Ganga water without extracting any groundwater for mixing. One completed the project will supply the 204 million litres per day drinking water to the city.