Mayor inaugurates booster stn in Behala
Kolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday inaugurated a booster water station at ward 130 in Behala.
The booster station will meet a long standing demand of the locals and will augment the supply of drinking water in some pockets that have been reeling under scarcity of water particularly during summer.
The booster station will receive water from Garden Reach pumping station which is now under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).
After coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked Mayor Sovan Chatterjee to take steps to augment the supply of filtered water to the people. She had also announced that there will be no tax on water. The intake capacity of the lifting stations along River Hooghly was increased and booster stations have been set up in the added areas to provide drinking water to the locals.
All the municipalities have been asked to lift unfiltered water from river Hooghly, filter it and supply to individual households through pipes. The KMC has taken up a project to supply filtered water in some wards for 24 hours. In other words, the duration of supply will be increased. It may be mentioned that KMC supplies highest quantity of water to the residents and in Kolkata the shortage of drinking water is the least in the country.