Guwahati: New water project brings ray of hope for the residents of Pandu
GUWAHATI: Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) in a recent decision of partially commissioning the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) project has sparked a ray of hope for the residents of Pandu area in Ward 2 who have not been receiving regular potable water for the last one decade.
The GMC has recently announced that the JnNURM and the Japan International Cooperation Agency assisted South Central Guwahati Water project will be partially commissioned by March 2019.
Currently, the area receives only 4 million liter of water daily due to the water treatment plant situated near the Guwahati University. After complete commissioning of the JnNURM project under which the entire south west Guwahati was expected to get water, the area is expected to receive 107 million litre water daily.
In a survey conducted by G Plus in which, 50 persons were asked about the living standards provided by GMC. About 96 per cent of respondents – 48 out of a sample size of 50 – from Pandu area in a survey conducted by G Plus that they do not receive regular water every day.
“We are very hopeful. The GMC had been saying about the water supply for a very long time. With the GMC’s decision, we think our problems will be solved finally,” Godadhar Paul, a resident here said.
When Shikha Dey, the councilor was asked about the same, she said, “The people here have suffered due to lack of water for about a decade. Finally, but the march of 2019, the problems will be solved. They have waited so long. I hope they can wait a little more.”
File photo of South Guwahati West Water Supply Project