According to Rajendra Prasad Pant, spokesperson of Melamchi Drinking Water Committee, the water will be delivered to the doorsteps of the consumers in Kathmandu on a temporary contract basis. According to Sundari Jal site engineer Parmalal Bhandari, 400-500 cubic meters of water is being sent to Kathmandu every hour. On Tuesday, Drinking Water Minister Umakanta Chaudhary diverted water from Gate No. 1 and opened Gate No. 38 on the Melamchi River water tunnel route. 260 liters of water was poured into the tunnel per second.
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.