Patna to have better access to drinking water

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The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has received the State government’s nod to set up seven drinking points, covering all crowded areas.

These areas comprise Gardanibagh, Chowk Shikarpur Nalapar, Boring Road crossing, Malahi Pakri, Hatali Mor, Malaria office at Ashok Rajpath, and Biscomaun roundabout at Patna Chowk.

The 14 drinking points, however, are still functioning in the city, according to PMC deputy commissioner Vishal Anand.

He said four of them are under PMC in the New Capital Circle while other three are located in Bankipore Circle and rest of the seven are in Patna City Circle. 

Various firms operating in this area have been roped in for the bidding process and the work for installation with RO facility has been awarded to a private agency.

All these points will have a submersible pump with a reverse osmosis process to provide cool and pure water. And for an uninterrupted water supply, an overhead tank to store water will be there at the point.

This plan will be carried out similarly in rest of Patna city. The PMC, henceforth, will provide water tankers in crowded areas like Gandhi Maidan and Patna junction during the day hours.

The PMC empowered standing committee has also planned to install five deep bore submersible pump for each of the 75 wards to root out the shortage of drinking water, said Bihar Rajya Jal Parishad’s Executive Officer Abdul Hamid.

Kiosks will be set-up in 55 locations of the city and all kiosks would be commercial, said agency sources.

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