SHILLONG, Dec 21: The advent of the year 2017 will herald the completion of the highly anticipated Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme according to what was said by the State PHE Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Wednesday.
“We will be able to put pressure on the contractors to complete the work at the earliest possible once the Rs 43 crore is released to the department,” Tynsong said in this regard.
He informed that the fund was recently transferred from the Finance department to Urban Affairs department, which very soon will be releasing the same to the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department.
He also said that the completion of the project within the stipulated time frame on March 2017 will be based on the funds made available to the department.
Tynsong informed that the physical progress of the entire work is 92 percent adding that the remaining work is related to laying of pipes, while 90 percent zonal tank is completed and laying of the main feeder is also nearing completion.
The project was first targeted to be completed on May 2011 and the projected cost was at Rs 193.50 crore with central share fixed at Rs 174.15 crore and the state share fixed at Rs 19.35 crore.
The Minister meanwhile said that the slow progress of the project was due a delay in receiving the requisite funds.