Chandigarh smart city limited to set up 20 water ATMS

Chandigarh Smart City Limited(CSCL) to build 20 water ATMs on a public-private partnership model. The dream of safe drinking water to be accessible to everyone would be a step closer by starting water ATMs in 20 prime locations under the Smart City Mission.The Finance and Contract Committee has approved the installation of mobile water vending machines that is also called as water ATMs.

The areas that will see the installations of water ATMs are sector 17, Rose Garden, Sukhna lake, Rock Garden, PGI, bus stand and others. The cost of 250 ml of water would be Rs 2 and that of 1 litre would be Rs 5. The quality of water will be displayed on the screen of the ATM and only if it is of the right quality only then will it be dispensed.  The committee approval will bring in 35 millions of gallons of raw water from Jandpur/Behlopur near Kharar to Water Works, Sector 39, Chandigarh in 2 acres as deposit work with Greater Mohali Area Development Authority. The committee has approved of the appointment of consultant for detailed engineering concept development, site investigation, design drawing, specifications and supervision of the execution of work.

Mr.K.K. Yadav, municipal corporation commissioner and chief executive officer (CEO) of CSCL had submitted that 20 water ATM sections will be set up to provide clean, safe drinking water and the ATMs won’t allow any advertisements or endorsements.

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