By TC News Desk
Agartala, January 22: The residents of Chakmaghat area in Teliamura have been facing acute shortage of drinking water for several years. However, their woes are expected to end soon as a new water treatment plant is being built on the Khowai River near Chakmaghat Bridge.
The plant, which is funded by the state government with an allocation of Rs 5.51 lakh, will provide uninterrupted water supply to the entire Teliamura Municipal Council area.
Kalyani Saha Roy, the MLA of Teliamura assembly constituency and the Chief Whip of Tripura Legislative Assembly, visited the site of the plant on Monday and inspected the progress of the work. He expressed satisfaction with the pace of the construction and said that the plant will be commissioned within the next one year. She also said that the plant is part of the Jal Jeevan Mission project, which aims to provide drinking water to every household in the country.
She regretted that the previous water plant, which was built by the former government, had become dysfunctional due to the change in the water course of the river. She said that he had been witnessing the plight of the people for the last six years, who had to depend on irregular and inadequate water supply.
She claimed that the current government had been trying to mitigate the problem by dredging the riverbed and pumping water from there. She appealed to the people to be patient for one more year and assured them that they will get drinking water twice a day through pipelines once the new plant is operational.