Railways add second water rake for parched Bhilwara

Railways add second water rake for parched Bhilwara

By: deepak
25 May 2016

Indeed, even as the taking off temperature in Rajasthan breaks records and the water emergency exacerbates in Bhilwara area, Indian Railways has added a second prepare to the current water uncommon — multiplying the water gave to Bhilwara city through trains to 50 lakh liters a day.

In another alleviation for Bhilwara occupants, the Lucknow locale office of Ministry of Environment and Forests on Monday cleared a 1.6-km pipeline area, the main inadequate segment, on a 141-km pipeline that will soon interface the region to Chambal stream, expanding the supply of tremendously required water.

"We were requesting an extra prepare to take care of the surging demand-supply hole and had been seeking after it with the locale organization and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Kiran Maheshwari," said R K Ojha, Superintending Engineer, PHED, Bhilwara. "The Chief Minister and the state government brought it up with the Union government and the second water extraordinary was hailed off a week ago," he said.

Since January 19 this year, a water train has been running amongst Ajmer and Bhilwara. Its 50 wagons, each with limit of 50,000 liters, are loaded with water from Bilaspur dam, after filtration, at Nasirabad railroad station in Ajmer and sent to Bhilwara.

The new prepare would, be that as it may, mean just a negligible increment in complete water supply for the city. Bhilwara city's water interest is around 52 MLD (520 lakh liters) every day, while that of the whole locale is 191 MLD. The city presently gets 125 lakh liters day by day from limestone aquifers in Kachola Ghati (close Banas waterway) and 40 lakh liters from Meja dam. Another 50 lakh liters are sourced every day from saline water tubewells (for different uses), and now 50 lakh liters from the two water trains. The region has likewise begun bringing 7 lakh liters day by day by street from neighboring Chittaurgarh.

Henceforth, in spite of the measures, there is still a lack of around 250 lakh liters day by day in the city zone. Ojha said that every family gets water supply for a couple of hours at regular intervals.

"The present supply from aquifers and Meja dam are somewhat less than what we were accepting two or three months prior. Along these lines, before the second water train was squeezed into administration, a few families were getting water once at regular intervals (six days), while 40 for each penny family units were getting water once like clockwork (five days). Presently we have reestablished the 96-hour cycle," he said.

Bhilwara's issues are for the most part because of the deferred stage 1 of Chambal-Bhilwara Water Supply Project — endorsed in 2011 — which will associate the area to the Chambal. The venture was planned to be finished a year ago. "There was an issue of a couple of kilometers of pipeline, which was anticipating leeway from the MoEF, which has now been sorted. As indicated by the PHED clergyman, who went by the site as of late, stage 1 will be charged by August," said Subir Kumar, PHED Secretary.

"Just 1.6 km had been anticipating leeway until Monday, when it was given an on a basic level endorsement," said Karni Pratap, Executive Engineer, PHED Rawatbhata.

Stage 1 plans to meet Bhilwara region's supply for the following 15 years. Sourcing water from Chambal at Bhainsrorgarh, the pipeline will take it to a treatment plant 48 km away in Aroli, and after that 93 km away to Bhilwara. Its full limit of 245 MLD in stage 1 will take care of Bhilwara region's demand, which is evaluated at 243 MLD by 2030.