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Calcutta Municipal Corporation lines up series of water projects ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Three booster pumping stations-cum-water reservoirs are scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday and Friday

Subhajoy Roy Published 27.02.24, 07:33 AM
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Calcutta: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) has lined up a series of inaugurations and programmes to lay foundation stones of water reservoirs and booster pumping stations.

Three booster pumping stations-cum-water reservoirs are scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday and Friday.

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On Thursday, a pumping station with a 10lakh litre-capacity reservoir is to be inaugurated at Behala Jaysree Park.

Two booster pumping stations-cum-reservoirs are set to be inaugurated in Garia’s Subhas Palli and Kasba’s Sarada Palli on Friday. The one in Garia has a 3.2million gallon-capacity reservoir and the other has a reservoir with a capacity of 13.6 lakh litres.

CMC officials said the construction of the three booster pumping stations-cum-reservoirs started about two years ago. “All the facilities will be functional soon after the inauguration,” the official said.

The foundation stone of four more booster pumping stations-cum-reservoirs will be laid between Tuesday and Saturday.

The four will come up on Debabrata Biswas Sarani (Lake Terrace), in Pashchim Barisha, on Haripada Dutta Lane in Tollygunge and on Raja SC Mullick Road in Garia.

The new stations may not, however, solve the water woes of the areas completely. CMC officials said the reservoirs may not function in full capacity till enough water is available. The CMC is augmenting the capacity of the water treatment plant in Dhapa and setting up a plant in New Garia. But it will take at least two years for the facilities to be functional.

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