Drinking water from Melamchi stopped coming to Kathmandu

According to Engineer Permalal Bhandari, the Melamchi Drinking Water Supply has been shut down from June 3 after the residents of Kathmandu got water from Melamchi for one month and seven days. He also said that the floodwaters have been cut off only for the rainy season and will come into operation later. He informed that when water is sent from Sindhupalchowk, it is sent to Kathmandu after purification.

Inaugurated from Baneshwor, the political hub of former Prime Minister Prasad Bhattarai, Melamchi Drinking Water was scheduled to arrive from 8 am to 10:30 am. According to Sundari Jal site engineer Parmalal Bhandari, 400-500 cubic meters of water is being sent to Kathmandu every hour. On Tuesday, Minister for Drinking Water Umakanta Chaudhary diverted water from Gate No. 1 and opened Gate No. 38 on the Melamchi River water tunnel.

Former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai had planned to bring Melamchi to Kathmandu in 2051 BS, but water reached Kathmandu in 2077 BS. People from children to the elderly should use water as little as possible. Although there are many resources, in Nepal, due to lack of water resources management, many citizens have to bear the brunt of it. Although Melamchi water was brought through tunnels for the purpose of providing safe drinking water to the people in the capital, the floods in the rainy season destroy the structures in the river itself.

The Melamchi River at Sindhupalchowk was brought to Kathmandu through a tunnel to fill the water shortage in Kathmandu. The government had planned to provide water to the people. Even after investing money, the common man did not have access to drinking water. The government has been continuously working to ensure that drinking water from Melamchi will reach Kathmandu by 2078 BS.

According to a senior engineer, there is a 26 km long tunnel up to Sundari Jal in Kathmandu. Floods and landslides from above in the tunnels of Amba mine in Sindhupalchok district, due to landslides in some places, water was stopped, at other times water flows and after heavy rains and landslides, it takes a long time to clean it, the state has spent billions of rupees. Water brought by investment, people are now celebrating that they can get water for drinking, but when the flood destroys their dreams, a kind of misery is added to the people.

As the floods and landslides are filling the river, the tunnel from Melamchi River to Kathmandu is 40 meters below, the technician said, adding that it will take some time to clean it and bring water back to Kathmandu. With the onset of the Yam and the onset of rains again, the fear of flooding has become the subject of further research. Melamchi had reached Kathmandu after the completion of drinking water project. Consumers of Kathmandu drank Melamchi water for three months. It was not there, it was cleaned and water was brought back, the Chinese company Sino Hydro, which had worked here in the past, has been handed over again.

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