Pimpri Chinchwad’s Water Infrastructure Gets a Boost: PCMC Invests Rs 238 Crores in Four Schemes

As the population of Pimpri Chinchwad city continues to grow, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is taking proactive steps to address the increasing demand for water and enhance the city’s water infrastructure. The municipal body has invested Rs 238 crores in four comprehensive schemes aimed at meeting the anticipated water needs of the population until 2041.

PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh announced that the funds, including approximately 42 crores from the central government, will be utilized for the construction of elevated water tanks, pump houses, and main water channels connecting the tanks. These projects are strategically planned based on the city’s projected population growth and are expected to be completed within the current year.

To efficiently manage water supply, PCMC’s Water Supply Department has been implementing measures under the government’s ‘Amrut 1 Yojana.’ High-density polyethylene (HDPE) water pipes with anti-leakage features now cover 60% of the entire area. Additionally, the use of medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) water pipes reconnects 1,25,000 old tap joints, reducing the risk of water leakage in the city’s water channels.

The project is divided into four phases, covering different sections of the city:

Phase 1: Dudulgaon, Chovisawadi, Wadmukhwadi, Charholi – Rs 62.43 Crores

Phase 2: Chikhali, Moshi, and Areas – Rs 59.43 Crores

Phase 3: Bhosari, Wakad, Thergaon – Rs 64.66 Crores

Phase 4: Kiwale, Punawale, Tathawade – Rs 51.78 Crores

Furthermore, PCMC has sought approval for water supply from Mulshi Dam to meet future demands, taking into account the projected population growth until 2041. The municipality is also actively implementing water harvesting initiatives through the new ‘Bhama Askhed Yojana’ to enhance water supply resilience in the city.

PCMC Additional Commissioner Pradeep Jambhale Patil emphasized, “With the expanding population in the PCMC limits, there is a heightened demand for water. To address this escalating water demand, the PCMC water supply department is tirelessly working on augmenting water storage.”

PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh highlighted, “The city of Pimpri Chinchwad is becoming increasingly attractive to residents due to its robust infrastructure facilities, resulting in a significant rise in population.”

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