Rawalpindi: The provincial government has prepared a water supply plan for Rawalpindi, a news source reported. The officials concerned have stated that work on the project–to be conducted from Chahan Dam to Rawalpindi city–would begin during the next fiscal year.
The said project had already been launched previously, and features a water supply system situated 22-km away from the city; designed to provide six million gallons of water daily to Rawalpindi. Now, the incumbent government has approved the funds required for establishing this project, giving the green signal to the authorities concerned to begin the development work.
The government has already released PKR 200 million for the venture, and is expected to allocate another PKR 400 million in its upcoming budget. Utilizing these funds, the authorities will build a filtration plant at Chahan Dam, and a pumping station in Union Council (UC) Ranyal.
One official revealed that all UCs of the PP-12 constituency will receive their water supply through this massive initiative. He added that the water supply would also be extended to the cantonment areas.
Furthermore, he remarked that the residents of the city would begin to experience the project’s benefits by the summer of 2021.