To increase the capacity of the existing water supply network, the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (ASCDCL) has floated tenders worth Rs 12.51 crore, which would increase the water supply by 5-10 MLD.
The projects include construction of 1.3 ML capacity pump and pump house along with a 2.125 ML capacity elevated storage reservoir (ESR) on Jubilee Park pump house campus and allied works with an estimated cost of Rs 1.97 crore. Laying 500 mm and 450 mm pipelines from Jubilee Park to Delhi Gate GSR at cost of Rs 2.3 crore is also one of the works for which the tender has been floated.
Last year, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had roped in former MJP member secretary Rajendra Holani to assess city’s water distribution network with a view to increase the supply. According to AMC commissioner and ASCDCL CEO Nipun Vinayak, Holani had suggested various measures to increase the capacity of the existing distribution network.
However, due to shortage of funds with the AMC, it was decided that these works will be carried out through the Smart City Project funds. Subsequently, the ASCDCL prepared a tender of eight key projects and the tenders for them were floated.