The UT administration will start water ATM facility at 10 prime locations in the city under the Smart City Mission. The project would be carried out by Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) on public-private partnership mode.
Municipal corporation commissioner K K Yadav, who is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of CSCL, had recently submitted before UT officials that 10 water ATM stations would be set up to provide clean, hygienic and cheap water to residents and tourists in the initial phase. Later, more ATMs would be installed in different parts of the city, he had said.
N P Sharma, general manager, Chandigarh Smart City Limited, said they have floated a tender for setting up of 10 water ATMs including built, operate and transfer of water ATMs and vending of water from ATMs of 500 litre capacity at public places, through publicprivate partnership (PPP) at designated locations under “Smart City Mission”.
The companies would provide 250ml of water for Rs 2 and 1 litre in disposal glasses for Rs 5.
According to the initial plan, the water would be provided by the MC but cleanliness and hygiene would be the company’s responsibility. The administration would not allow display of advertisements on the ATMs.
In May 2016, the MC had passed a similar kind of proposal. The finance and contract committee of the MC had passed the agenda but no development took place later.
Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by Water Today staff and is generated from news feeds. Source: The Times Of India