Water from Bhama Askhed has reached 10 water storage tanks in Pune’s eastern parts and is now being distributed to scarcity-hit areas like Dhanori, Lohegaon while trials for supply have started in Vimannagar and Vadgaonsheri areas as well.
The Pune Municipal Corporation is now looking forward to supplying water to the remaining 8 to 10 tanks in areas like Nagpur Chawl in Yerawada and other areas in a fortnight. Various tests are being conducted on technical parameters at these tanks to ensure seamless flow, civic officials said.
The civic administration completed the laying of the pipeline from the dam up to the city last month. Subsequently, it started the testing and trials of the pipeline’s network.
Sudesh Kadu, executive engineer from PMC, said work is progressing as per schedule. “The water reached the city’s boundary last month, 34km from the dam. We are supplying it to the storage tanks in the eastern parts of Pune. Water will go to more than 20 tanks, and has reached 10 tanks. Some tanks are located on a gradient, hence our teams are facing challenges.But we are confident that the work of supplying water to all the tanks will be over in the next two weeks,” he said.
Kadu said trials would ensure that the system is fool proof and water flows up to each tank without disruptions.
Local MLA Sunil Tingre said water supply would improve even more once the administration completes all the trials. “I have been following up the issue with the civic administration to make sure that water reaches the eastern parts,” he said.