Special Purpose Vehicle proposed for Rs 200 cr Pithampur water supply plan
Indore: A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be formed for the ambitious Rs 200 crore water supply plan for Pithampur industrial region. First phase of the plan with 30MLD water supply is expected to be over in next three years.
The proposal was floated during the high-level meeting of AKVN, Indore and Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) on Saturday. Sharing details of the meeting, AKVN, Indore managing director Manish Singh told DNA that presentation was made before DMIC officers on Detailed Project Report (DPR).
"DMIC technical experts offered some suggestions and corrections would be made in DPR accordingly," said Singh adding that revised DPR would be presented in next meeting.
As part of DMIC, the plan provisions for 90MLD water supply for Pithampur region via sourcing supplies from proposed Narmada-Kshipra River link at Simraul (Mhow) via 28km pipeline.
Private Public Partnership (PPP) mode was also considered for the project, said Singh.
He added that discussions were held to form a SPV which would be formed jointly by DMIC, AKVN and TRIFAC etc. Details of the SPV are likely to be finalised in the next meeting.
The first phase of the project, planned with an estimated cost of around Rs 200 crore is expected to be over in next three years. The cost of water supply for the project would be around Rs 26 per 1000 litre.
This project was mooted after ambitious Mahi dam (Jhabua) water supply plan was dropped by AKVN, Indore with expected costly supplies. With initial estimated cost of Rs 35 per 1000 litre of cost, the water supply cost could have shot to Rs 42 per 1000 litre as and when the project was complete, so the corporation had scrapped the project, said a senior AKVN Indore officer.
First phase of the plan with 30MLD water supply is expected to be over in next three years.