In the next one-and-half year, half of Goa will get 24×7 water supply and remaining parts will get 12 hours water supply as the government is implementing a comprehensive plan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced.
Replying on the demand of grants on public works department on Wednesday in the state assembly, Parrikar said that the requirement of water supply in the state is 565 MLD and the government is supplying 498 MLD water.
“Work of various water treatment plants including Opa, Mhaisal, Assonora plants and others is in the pipeline which will increase the capacity by 152 MLD water,” he said.
He also stressed on the need to increase water tariff for rich people while giving relief to poor people, adding that there is also need to stop wastage of water.
Speaking on roads, Parrikar informed that the PWD has already started the work to patch up potholes.
Further, he said that the government has undertaken the works of various sewerage projects costing Rs 1140 crore and already started the work of giving 13,000 sewerage connections in Margao and Fatorda.
He said that the government will give financial support to Kadamba Transport Corporation to buy new 100 buses.
Parrikar maintained that the death rate in road accidents has decreased by 22 per cent in the state, adding that the government is giving subsidy to private bus owners to replace their old buses.
The Chief Minister further informed that the river navigation department will build three more ferryboats this year.