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Shimla to have water supply authority

IANS  |  Shimla 

The government on Monday decided to set up a water supply and authority, with funding, for the state capital, an said.

A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting led by here.

It approved the formation of (SJPNL) for water supply and in greater Shimla planning area and nearby places.

The estimated project cost of the project is Rs 770 crore, a told IANS.

In a report in 2015, the highlighted inadequacies of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, noting that just 13 percent of the sewage generated in Shimla is treated and the rest is left in the open - despite Rs.74 crore ($12 million) being spent for installing six treatment plants.

Planned for a maximum population of 16,000, Shimla is home to 170,000 people as per the 2011 census and generates 30.09 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage.

In the wake of the school bus accident in Nurpur town on April 9 in which 24 children lost their lives, the cabinet gave in principle approval to for the safe plying of transport vehicles deployed in schools.

It was decided that the would send letter to all principals of the private schools on behalf of the informing them about the

The cabinet also allowed creation of posts in Special Purpose Vehicle for Shimla and to execute works of Rs 2,906 crore and Rs 2,105 crore for the both cities respectively.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 18:06 IST