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Piped lifeline for Sindri
- 20000 families to benefit

Over 20,000 households in Sindri under Dhanbad Municipal Corporation are likely to get piped water supply within a month or so.

Application forms are being collected at the corporation’s local office in Sindri for awarding connections to citizens under the Rs 298-crore Dhanbad Water Supply Scheme.

The state drinking water and sanitation department, which is executing the project with the help of Larsen and Toubro Limited, has already constructed a 19-million litre intake well and a 13.5-million litre water treatment plan at Chasnala. Besides, work on setting up four water towers and laying 86km pipeline is also complete.

People living in areas like Domgarh, Rangamati, Chasnala, Gaushala Bazaar, Radhanagar, Manohartand, Kandra, Ambedkarnagar, Sudamdih, Baliapur, Parasbania, Bhowra and Digwadih will benefit from the project.

However, civic body sources said, areas falling under the purview of Fertilizer Corporation of India would not be covered under the initiative. “Fertilizer corporation supplies water to a large portion of the urban areas in Sindri. The civic body is considering only those segments, which have been deprived of piped water so far,” said a senior civic official.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of the municipal corporation Ashok Kumar Banka said scrutiny of application forms was going on in full swing. “Already, over 1,000 forms have been cleared. If everything goes well, these households will get supply connections by the end of this month.”

Banka further said special camps were organised in different localities of Sindri between July 17 and 22 to invite applications. “Besides, we have provided application forms to councillors of different wards. Citizens can procure forms from their respective councillors too,” he added.

Initiated under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission, the Dhanbad water project will be implemented into two phases for better execution. While areas in Sindri will be covered in the first phase, the second phase will fetch water to major parts of Jamadoba.

According to sources, a 183-million litre intake well, a 143-million litre water treatment plant and 29 tanks are being constructed to provide piped water to around 50,000 households in Jamadoba.

A special supply pipeline has also been laid on the BIT-Sindri campus for providing water to the cradle.