Pune Municipal Corporation has awarded a Rs 1,680 cr contract to construction major Larsen & Toubro to revamp the city’s water supply system.
The plan is to “transform the prevailing intermittent water supply into 24X7 pressurized water supply and to implement 100% smart metering covering every household of Pune City over the next 5 years,” the company said.
Pune is the first metropolitan city in India that will execute a project of this nature at such a large scale, L&T said.
S. Rajavel, who heads the Water & Smart World Communication division at L&T said the project has the potential to be a “game-changer” in water infrastructure development in India.
“With potable water becoming increasingly scarce globally, Pune city is leading the way with this ambitious project,” he said.
The scope of the project includes supply, laying, testing and commissioning of water transmission pipelines, optical fiber cable ducts, construction of sumps & house service connections.
L&T will also conduct water audits, non-revenue water reduction, supervisory control and data acquisition, bill reading & generation and other associated electromechanical & instrumentation works.