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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) general body has approved a civic administration proposal to bring water supply projects worth Rs 1,282 crore under JNNURM to help the civic body meet the rising water demand of the city.
The civic administration has proposed to increase water treatment capacity at Parvati Water Works by setting up a plant to treat 500 MLD water and sought Rs 198 crore under JNNURM. The Parvati Water Works is the largest water purification plant of the city and caters to the largest area.
Similarly,the proposal to expand water work project at Vadgaon Budhruk was included in seeking funds under JNNURM. The PMC plans to construct a water purification plant of 250 MLD at Vadgaon Budhruk for which the administration expects a funding of Rs 147 crore. The project would cater to the water demands of fringe areas on Sinhagad Road,Satara Road and Solapur Road.
A major project PMC wants to take up is to draw water from Bhama Askhed dam to meet water needs of the eastern part of city that includes the entire Nagar road,including Yerawada,Kharadi,Lohegaon and Vadgaonsheri. The PMC has sought Rs 447 crore for implementation of the project.
The PMC has been implementing storm water drain project and nullah channelisation project under JNNURM. To extend the project further and cover the entire city,the civic administration has sought Rs 490 crore from the Union government.
The PMC has also started work on the 24 by 7 water supply project with equitable distribution. It has taken up five areas for the pilot project and would soon install water meters and revamp the water supply network in the city. On other projects under JNNURM,the Union government has set a deadline of March 2014 for PMC to complete the projects,mostly BRTS,slum rehabilitation,river improvement,and sewage treatment.