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KMC to supply filtered water in Behala from Jan 13

 M Post Bureau |  2016-01-08 00:54:59.0  |  Kolkata

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will supply filtered water at several areas in Behala from January 13.

The estimated cost of the booster station that has been constructed to supply drinking water is Rs 26 crore.

It is a major achievement of the KMC before the Assembly polls scheduled to be held this year. 

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who hails from Behala, had assured the residents that drinking water problem would be resolved before the civic polls in 2015. 

The residents of the wards that will be benefited are 126, 127 128, 130 and 131. 

The residents of these areas were suffering from drinking water crisis ever since Behala came under KMC in 1985. 

In the next term between 1990-95 and 1995- 2000, the Left Front controlled civic board could not resolve the issue.

The Garden Reach water treatment plant has been strengthened and water will be supplied from there. 

The water will be stored in booster station and  then supplied to the  respective areas.

Chatterjee said it would meet a long-standing demand of the residents. 

Though major portion of Behala is getting the supply of drinking water, but there are pockets where there is a deep crisis. Senior officials of KMC’s water supply department said the supply would benefit thousands of people in  the affected  areas.

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