Ujjain: Additional Chief Secretary and vice-president of Narmada Valley Development Authority, Rajneesh Vaishya visited the city on Thursday and inspected the progress of Narmada-Kshipra Linking Project and reviewed the current water availability in Kshipra river.
Vaisya visited Triveni-Ghat along with NVDA engineers during which he asked the officers to complete the pipeline laying work from Dewas barrage up to triveni on priority. Executive engineers Sanjay Joshi informed that length of pipeline from Ujjaini to triveni is 66 kilometres and out of which 47 kilometres pipeline has already been laid out and remaining 19 kilometres will be finished till March, 2019.
After completion of project Narmada water will reach triveni via Ujjaini without any interruption in just 4 to 5 hours. With 35 million cubic feet water Triveni, Gaughat, Bhukimata and Ramghat will be filled and 1mcft water will suffice the need for religious bathing events in the city. After completion of pipeline lying project, water theft and leakages issues will also be checked.
Vaisya also inspected works of stop dam at Khan River diversion to restrict the dirty water of Khan River entering into Kshipra. Divisional commissioner Ajit Kumar, collector Shashank Mishra, municipal commissioner Pratibha Pal, NVDA engineer RP Malviya, MS Ajnar, HR Chouhan and other concerned authorities were present during visit.