Kolkata: The KMC and Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) have joined hands to overhaul the water supply system in south Kolkata and three municipal areas bordering Garden Reach.When complete, the project will end water woes in areas like Garden Reach, Kalighat, Behala, Tollygunge, Jadavpur and Mahestala, Pujali and Budge Budge municipalities. Though it involves huge investment, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee is determined to complete it by the end of this year.
Sovan Chatterjee has proposed to lay four dedicated water lines. After completion of the process, these pipes will ensure more water for residents once the augmentation of the Garden Reach plant is complete. These lines will be laid for Behala, Garden Reach, Pujali and Maheshtala. The Mayor on Monday held a meeting with municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim and officials of KMDA, KMC and the land department. He has asked municipal commissioner Khalil Ahmed to wrap up the ongoing project at Garden Reach by October 31. The new plant with a capacity of supplying 50 million gallon water will greatly solve the water scarcity in south Kolkata.