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Adviser to Administrator UT visits Kajauli Water Works; reviews water supply restoration arrangement

Chandigarh: Sh. Dharam Pal IAS, Adviser to Administrator UT, Chandigarh, today visited Kajauli Water Works to take stock of the situation which has arisen due to damaged drinking water pipes at site in wake of continuous rains. He was accompanied by Mayor Chandigarh Sh. Anup Gupta, Municipal Commissioner Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS and team of MCC officers.

The Adviser was apprised that out of the five pipes with a total capacity of 120 million gallons per day, one belonging to the Punjab Water Supply Department Punjab, has been damaged. Drinking water supply has been restored through two pipelines of Public Health Chandigarh. He was further briefed that the pipeline belonging to MC Chandigarh has been completely damaged, and supply will be restored only after proper reconstruction.

The Adviser also took up the matter of water supply restoration through GMADA pipelines with Chief Secretary, Punjab Government and emphasised that keeping in mind public interest, adequate water should be given to Chandigarh from available water so that the people do not face any problems. Thereafter, two pipelines of GMADA were also activated. The Adviser directed officers of Municipal Corporation that all efforts must be made to ensure that drinking water supply of Chandigarh is not affected.

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