After shutting down 120 water tankers one year back, now Nagpur Municipal Corporation will put an end to 100 water tankers that supply water to areas including Kalamna and Wanjra elevated water reservoirs.
The Kalamna water reservoir has been transferred to Nagpur Municipal Corporation by the Nagpur Improvement Trust. The work of pipeline laying is in final stage. The water supply from this reservoir will begin in coming days due to which water supply through tankers in Rajlaxmi Nagar, Parvati Nagar, Devi Nagar, Gulshan Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and Kalmana areas. This would reduce daily 180 ferries of water tankers.
The elevated water reservoir constructed at Wanjra after getting charged, tap connections to people in Uppalwadi, Shiv Nagar, Dhammadip Nagar, Diamond
Nagar, Hastinapur, Bandhu Society and and Bhimwadi areas on Kamptee road. This would again reduce 60 to 70 rounds of water tankers. Similarly, daily 70 to 80 rounds of water tankers in Samata Nagar and Panjra under Nara command area will also end. In this way, there is hope of 100 water tankers will be stopped soon.
It is worth mentioning here that, Out of 346 water tankers supplying water in Nagpur city, 120 were stopped one year ago. This saved 10 crore to 12 crore annually on tanker expenditure. Now water supply for 100 more tankers will save 8 crore for NMC.
during year The work of four water tanks namely Kalamana, Nara, Wanjari and Chinchbhuvan was expect ed to be completed by March 2020. Due to untimely completion of water tank works, NMC had to spend 27 to 28 crores. With this in mind, it is hoped that the citizens will get water from these reservoirs soon.
The chairman of water supply committee Sandeep Gavai ordered that no tap connection should be snapped as poor people have water tax dues due to loss of livelihood during Covid-19 pandemic. The water supply department was also asked to complete work of Kalamna elevated reservoir upto May 31.