#SahiVikas? Rajasthan: Drinking Water Project Misses Deadline, 50% Complete In 4 Years, People Suffering
A new deadline to start the project by Dec 2018 has been agreed upon by the firm and Water Supply Department.
The Jagatpura Peyjal Project for drinking water is progressing at a snail’s speed as 50 per cent of the work has only been completed in the last four years, according to a Dainik Bhaskar report. The residents of Jagatpur district are suffering from an acute water shortage due to rising mercury.
The Water Supply Department first sanctioned a work order of Rs 50 crore for supplying drinking water through Bisalpur dam in 2014 and set the deadline to start the project by July 2018. A target to build 16 water tanks in 18 months was also finalised. However, only half of this has been achieved by the contractor firm.
A new deadline to start the project by December 2018 has been agreed upon by the firm and Water Supply Department. Furthermore, no penalty for delay in the project has been levied on the firm.