GreNo: Residents to get Gangajal by end of December
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GreNo: Residents to get Gangajal by end of December

Gangajal has now reached from Dehra WTP to Bisahra

GreNo: Residents to get Gangajal by end of December

Greater Noida: The fifteen-year long wait may soon come to an end for the residents of Greater Noida. They are finally on the cusp of getting Gangajal water. If all goes according to the plan, the Greater Noida Authority intends to supply Gangajal to Greater Noida by the end of December 2021, so that the residents can start their new year by having a Ganga water supply at their homes.

Ganga water has already reached Dehra water treatment plant (WTP), which is 23 km from Greater Noida, from Haridwar through the Ganges canal. According to Greater Noida Authority sources, all the pipelines from Dehra WTP to Greater Noida are now connected too, making it possible for Ganga water to reach GreNo.

In further good news, the testing of water lines has also started. Gangajal is expected to reach Greater Noida's central reservoir at Jaitpur very soon. Amandeep Duli, ACEO of Greater Noida Authority himself, accompanied by GM Project AK Arora, and Senior Manager Kapil Dev Singh inspected Jaitpur reservoir on Monday, 20, 2021, where the Ganga water will be reaching first.

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On October 7, 2021, the CEO of Greater Noida Authority, Narendra Bhushan, started the testing of Ganga water at Dehra plant. Gangajal has now reached from Dehra to Bisahra. The length of the pipeline from Dehra to Greater Noida is about 23 km, of which, up to nine km has been covered. The trial is also going on for the same.

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About Rs 800 crore is being spent on the project which will bring 85 cusecs of Gangajal water to GreNo. According to the officials, even if the supply of water is 100% gangajal, the requirement of 12 lakh population can be met. This figure of drinking water supply can be increased further by mixing some amount of groundwater.

The residents of Greater Noida have mixed reactions to this news. Dharmendra Kataria, is the RWA President, Golf Link -1, Greater Noida. According to Kataria, Golf Link 1, is still not connected to the main water supply line. Says he, “If the Authority is planning to supply Ganga Water by the end of December 2021, we will have to wait longer to benefit from it. How exactly will we get gangajal by the new year? It would take at least a month for our residential complex to get connected with the main water supply line. More than 400 families are living here. Due to lack of water connection, we are forced to take underground water. Even RO mechanics do not come here to repair our ROs. They say that the groundwater is too heavy with TDS, which makes RO ineffective. They even overcharge us to carry out any repairing."

Jeet Singh Choudhary, Rwa member, Sector 36, Noida, says, “We had a meeting with the Greater Noida Authority officials and they assured us that we will be getting Gangajal very soon. We are satisfied with the news”.