House panel wants ‘less damage’ to road surface

  • water pipe installation
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
House panel wants ‘less damage’ to road surface

Feb 23, 2015-

The Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Monday directed all authorities concerned with the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) to lay water mains underneath various road sections by causing minimal damage to asphalt surfaces.

Expressing concern over the expansion of the main and subsidiary drinking water distribution link joining Sundarijal to the Kathmandu Valley along the newly black-topped and expanded road-sections, the parliamentary Development Committee directed Melamchi Water Supply Development Board, Department of Roads and line ministries to properly manage the ongoing network expansion works without causing significant damage to road surfaces.

“The Committee has further asked the concerned authorities to speed up the water distribution link works through effective coordination and work towards timely completion of the project,” said Rabindra Adhikari, chair of the Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament.

The MWSP is the country’s most-awaited and largest drinking water project that aims to bring an additional drinking water supply of 170 million litres per day inside Kathmandu Valley by 2017 through a 26.5 kilometre long diversion tunnel being built in Sindupalchowk district.

Giving the latest updates on the ongoing pipe laying work in Kathmandu Valley to

supply the stored drinking water through various distribution links inside the Valley, the Project Implementation Directorate (PID), under the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited stated that so far 185 km of the total 644 km long distribution links has been completed. Similarly, an additional 13, 233 new

taps have been installed till date.

The PID further said that to mitigate damages from the construction of water pipes along the various road sections, the authorities have taken full precautions, including laying the pipes on the pavements and not on expanded roads.

Published: 24-02-2015 09:01

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