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Water, power, drainage infrastructure being augmented in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 05: In order to bridge shortfalls, infrastructure across all basic facilities including water, power, drainage and road networks are being augmented in Srinagar, said an official communiqué of DIPR.

To augment water supply network, hosts of measures ranging from coverage of households in uncovered areas under tap water network to upgrading to and installing advanced infrastructure are being taken to strengthen the potable tap water network.

The aim is to ensure round-the-clock provision to all of around 2.5 lac households in the district. The district administration has fixed 1 March 2020 as deadline before which all households across the district will be connected under the network and provided potable tap water.

In addition to upgrading infrastructure which includes replacing old with new supply lines and enhancing storage capabilities, the plan includes covering all so-far uncovered households in rural areas of the district under the potable tap water network.

The plan also includes installation of smart water meters, the aim being to discourage misuse of potable water. The measure is aimed at the larger goals of water conservation and efficient response to issues of disruption.

The installation of smart water meters, which is an approved component under the Srinagar Smart City project, is to enable an efficient and reliable potable water provision mechanism.

Relevant processes like census of covered and uncovered and registered and unregistered households and commercial establishments and their geo-tagging and linkage are being taken up as part of the process.

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