Addressing the issue of the availability of water to the citizens, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has not only completed projects of Rs. 340 crore, works of Rs. 344 crore are to be undertaken in the coming two years in AMRUT yojana.
Under the AMRUT project, in order to provide drinking water to the urban population in west Ahmedabad, the Municipal Corporation has allocated Rs. 194 crore for laying 200 MLD plants and the main trunk line at Jaspur Water Works. The project of construction of a bridge over the Sabarmati river from Kotarpur water works and a trunk line to Motera via Bhat village is underway for the cost of Rs.120 crore.
AMC will construct 15 water distribution centres at a cost of 344 crore, out of which 5 each will be set up in East Zone and North-West Zones whereas 2 each will be constructed in South and West Zones. The South-west zone will get 1 water distribution centre.
Apart from this, 19 water distribution augmentation works are being carried out in the city at a cost of 162 crores. Out of which the maximum number of water distribution stations is 7 in the western zone, 5 in the southern zone, 2 each in the central and northern zones, and 1 each in the eastern, southwest, and northwest zones.
Ahmedabad Municipal corporation has spent approximately Rs 2376 crore since 2009 for projects relating to drinking water. Rs. 1411 crore from the budget of Swarnim Yojana, Rs.614 crore from the capital budget, and Rs. 340 crore from the AMRUT budget will be used for the works.