Mumbai, 2nd June 2022: Asking divisional commissioner to personally look in to ensuring additional water supply to Aurangabad city, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he does not want any reasons but expects solutions so that residents of Aurangabad receive adequate water supply. He cautioned the contractors of stringent action in case of negligence in works related to water supply schemes.
Meanwhile, chief minister Thackeray also directed to regularly review through the Chief minister’s resolve cell, the water supply scheme for Aurangabad city worth Rs. 1680 crores so that it is completed speedily.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray today reviewed the water supply project for Auranagabad city during a meeting held at Varsha bungalow. Minister for industries and Aurangabad guardian minister Subhash Desai, minister for water supply and sanitation Gulabrao Patil, Chief secretary Manukumar Srivastava, advisor to Chief minister Sitaram Kunte, additional chief secretary for finance Manoj Saunik, additional chief secretary to chief minister Ashish Kumar Singh, principal secretary Vikas Kharge, principal secretary to urban development department Soniya Sethi, principal secretary to water supply and sanitation Sanjeev Jayaswal, principal secretary to forest department Venugopal Reddy, member of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran Abhishek Krushna were present for the meeting. Aurangabad divisional commissioner Dr Sunil Kendrekar, collector Sunil Chavan, municipal commissioner Astikkumar Pandey participated via video conference.
Stating that providing water to Auranagabd city was of utmost priority and state Government has taken every precaution that no water supply related work would face any paucity of funds, chief minister Thackeray said that bringing water to city and building tanks for storage are the immediate works to be undertaken. Pointing out that some part of the scheme falls under Jayakwadi project, it needs permission from the forest department, the chief minister directed to send a proposal for the same to the Union Government.
Saying that it would take some time to complete the new water supply scheme, the city chief minister directed to act with speed to take every measure so that the city does not face a crisis situation due to unavailability of water. Saying that it was a serious issue that there are complaints about the contractors that work of the water supply scheme is being done slowly, he cautioned that any negligence in these works would be dealt with stringently. Chief minister Thackeray directed to prepare a time table so that work is completed in time-bound manner in addition to taking surety bond from the contractor. He asked to regularly monitor this from the chief minister’s resolve cell.
Divisional commissioner Dr Sunil Kendrekar, municipal commissioner Astikkumar Pandey informed about the measures taken by administration for water supply of the city.