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Kolkata: Sector V to get iron-free water from New Town

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Sector V that receives water from Tallah will now get two MGD (million gallons per day) of filtered iron-free water from the New Town water treatment plant very soon. Officials of the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) will meet with the Public Health engineering (PHE) department officials on Wednesday to chalk out the modalities to start receiving the water supply.

Hidco chairman-cum-managing director Debashis Sen said that three new filter beds have been installed and put on trial at the 20 MGD capacity New Town treatment plant that will generate and supply another 5 MGD of water. “The three new filter beds have been partially commissioned on trial to generate another 5 MGD of water in the treatment plant. Sector V now receives around 2 MGD of water from Tallah. The plan is once the water is being supplied, Nabadiganta will not take the two MGD water that it gets from Tallah as the water could be supplied towards the city system,” said a Hidco official. The reservoir in which water from Tallah is stored and distributed to Sector V is located at Salt Lake Central Park.
Currently, New Town is receiving around 12 MGD and Salt Lake is receiving 4 MGD of filtered water supply per day from the 20 MGD capacity New Town water treatment plant.

Four more blocks of 20 MGD each will be coming up as the total capacity of the treatment plant would be 100 MGD. As of now 20 MGD of water is being supplied and another 20 MGD water supply is to be commissioned soon. Raw water from river Hooghly is being flown into the New Town treatment plant through a pipeline, which is then treated and supplied to New Town, Salt Lake, Rajarhat and adjacent areas.

IT companies located in Sector V have welcomed the decision.

“With the new water tanks being set up in a modern way, the quality of water would be much better and supply would improve considering that it would be coming from a comparatively nearer location. With so many companies and people coming to Sector V daily, there is heavy demand for uninterrupted high quality water and this is a good decision,” said Sector V stakeholders association vice president Kalyan Kar.

Around 700 companies are presently operating from Sector V and about 1.5 lakh people come to the IT hub on a daily basis.

Source: Times of India

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