GMDA to Build 5th Filtration Unit at Water Treatment Plant

Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is planning to construct a filtration unit at Chandu Budhera Water Treatment Plant. It will begin the tendering process for the project by the end of this month. This will be the fifth unit and will have a capacity of 100MLD. According to a GMDA official, the upcoming filtration unit will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 64 crore. Work on augmenting the water supply has already started, officials added.

Construction of the fourth unit at Chandu Budhera WTP is underway and is likely to be completed by June next year. After the addition of the fifth unit, its total capacity will be increased to 500MLD by 2025.

The GMDA is expecting to complete the tendering process within the next three months and work on the fifth unit is likely to start by the next financial year, the official added.

“In view of the growing population, especially new development along Dwarka Expressway and Southern Peripheral Road, we are working on strengthening and augmenting the water supply in the city in a phase-wise manner. While the work on the fourth unit is already underway, we have got the necessary approval and will now float the tender for the construction of the fifth unit at Chandu Budhera WTP by the end of this month. Once completed, the filtration unit will increase the treatment capacity to 500MLD from its existing 300MLD by 2025 at Chandu Budhera WTP,” Rajesh Bansal, GMDA’s chief engineer of infra-II division, said.

In addition, a detailed project report is being prepared for the construction of a 100MLD unit at Basai WTP. Earlier, the metropolitan authority planned to enhance the capacity of both WTPs by over 50% by 2024. As per the infrastructure development plan prepared by IIT Roorkee, the city’s requirement is estimated to touch 1,135MLD by 2031 for a population of 52 lakh and 1,408MLD by 2041 for a population of 66 lakh.

At present, GMDA is supplying 300MLD water from Chandu Budhera and 270MLD water from Basai WTP in the city. The peak demand is 650MLD, resulting in a gap of 80MLD, which is either met through borewells or private tankers.

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