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Coal town water kiosk on busy road for commuters

Civic authorities and social organisation Marwari Youth Brigade have plans to set up 50 such facilities all over the district

Praduman Choubey Dhanbad Published 14.07.21, 08:50 PM
Satyendra Kumar, Commissioner, Dhanbad Municipal Corporation along with others inaugurates the cold water kiosk in front of the Gandhi Seva Sadan in Dhanbad on Wednesday.

Satyendra Kumar, Commissioner, Dhanbad Municipal Corporation along with others inaugurates the cold water kiosk in front of the Gandhi Seva Sadan in Dhanbad on Wednesday. Gautam Dey

Intended at providing clean and safe drinking water to pedestrians and commuters, the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation in association with social organisation Marwari Youth Brigade on Wednesday installed a water kiosk at Randhir Verma Chowk near the Press club.

The kiosk, fourteenth in a series equipped with a reverse osmosis (RO) plant, a water cooling machine and a water tank of about 2000 litres capacity, will be functional round the clock everyday where people can drink water and a local youth has been deputed with the task of maintaining it.

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Speaking during the occasion, Satyendra Kumar, Dhanbad Municipal Commissioner said, “The water kiosk launched today is in the series of kiosks established by Marwari Youth Brigade on the land provided by Dhanbad Municipal Corporation.”

Lauding the effort of Marwari Youth Brigade, Kumar said, “Providing safe pure drinking water is the prime responsibility of the civic body and we are thankful to social organizations like Marwari Youth Brigade who have helped us in fulfilling our responsibility.”

Convenor of Marwari Youth Brigade Nandlal Agarwal who is noted industrialist of Dhanbad, said, “We have established altogether 14 water kiosks so far as part of our initiative launched on June 23, 2019 and planning to establish the 15th Kiosk at Sahid Nirmal Mahto Memorial Medical College and Hospital next month.”

“The selection of sites for establishing the water kiosk are being made on the basis of survey and priority is being given to such places which witness large number of commuters and pedestrians,” said Agarwal and added they have plans to establish altogether 50 kiosks in all the five circle of Dhanbad, including, Jharia, Dhanbad, Sindri, Katras and Chhatatand.

“Randhir Verma Chowk situated near the heart of town, is one of most busiest place of district where large number of people including students, office goers, passengers of auto rickshaw and buses congregate so the place is one of the most ideal site for establishment of water kiosk,” said Agarwal.

While the infrastructure for the kiosk including the building, RO plant and Water Coolers etc have been provided by the Marwari Youth Brigade other support of land, free of cost water connection and free electricity for operation of RO plant have been provided by Dhanbad Municipal Corporation.

Out of the thirteen other kiosks, three each have been established at Bank More and Jharia while one kiosk each is lying at Dhanbad, city center, Loyabad, Bastacola, Govindpur, Dhansar and Bekarbandh.

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