Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the meeting of senior officers held here today to review the supply of adequate drinking water to Shimla. He was apprised about the water supply situation and its distribution by the officers in the meeting.Chief Minister was apprised in the meeting that MC Shimla received 21.94 MLD water today which was distributed according to the schedule released yesterday which provided great relief to the people. It was informed that water supply was provided to Kasumpati, Panthaghati, Chhota Shimla, Vikasnagar, Patyog, Kangna Dhar, New Shimla, Khalini and other peripheral areas of these regions.Chief Minister was informed that 2 MLD water was taken from Ghandal drinking water supply scheme for providing water to Totu and surrounding wards and added that Ghandal project which was operated for 17 hours earlier was know being operated for 22 hours so that additional water supply could be ensured to Shimla city. 31 big tankers have been pressed into service out of which 23 tankers ensured water supply to 53 areas by providing 2.70 lakh litre water.It was informed that 3 MLD additional water has been received by closing Gumma and Giri river irrigation projects and 25 MLD water is expected for Wednesday which would be supplied to the residents.
Water would be supplied to Bharari, Ruldu Bhatta, Kaithu, Anadale, Summer hill, Totu, Manjhiyat, Kachhi Ghati, Tutikandi, Kanlog, Nabha and Fagli on 30th May. Water would be supplied to Sanjauli, Sangti, Injan Ghar through tankers on Wednesday.Chief Minister said that State Government was serious about providing water supply to the residents of Shimla and efforts were being made for the same. He directed the officers of IPH department to established borewells at Sadhupul, Giri and Sunni so that water could be supplied through tankers from these areas to the city. He also directed to provide sufficient water to hospitals, educational institutions and public toilets besides plugging the leakages.Shri Mahender Singh Thakur, IPH Minister informed that work on installing handpumps at various places in Shimla city has been started. Chief Secretary Shri Vineet Chawdhry, Additional Chief Secretary–cum- Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Secretary IPH Shri Devesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla Shri Amit Kashyap, Director Information & Public Relations Shri Anupam Kashyap, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Shimla Shri Rohit Jamwal and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.