SPML Infra, an Indian water infrastructure development company, has received a new bulk water supply project order from the Public Health Engineering Department, Tonk, Rajasthan under the flagship scheme of Jal Jeevan Mission.
The Isarda Water Supply Project of the Government of Rajasthan envisages providing safe drinking water facilities to almost 2.5 million rural and urban populations that will benefit 1,079 villages and five towns in Dausa, and 177 villages and a town in Sawai Madhopur districts in Rajasthan.
The order is valued at INR₹11.6 billion (US$151.6 million), and marks the largest single order received by SPML Infra to execute a critical water supply project in Rajasthan.
The scope of work includes:
- 341km of 150-1,900mm diameter MS and DI raw water and clear water transmission pipeline
- 225 MLD water treatment plant (WTP) at Isarda, Dausa
- Two pumping stations – including civil work, pumping machinery, related piping, electro-mechanical and instrumentation works – one at the WTP and another at Bagri
- Two clear water reservoirs – 24.5 million litres at WTP and 21.5 million litres at Bagri
- Construction of 33kV power substation at intake pumping station
- Other civil works, office, residential buildings, crossing at national highways, railways and petroleum and gas pipe lines
The work is expected to be completed in two years’ time along with a year of defect liability period and 10 years of operations and maintenance post-commissioning.
Subhash Sethi, chairman for SPML Infra, commented: “We are fully committed to the cause of water and this project under the ambitious scheme of Jal Jeevan Mission will certainly help our client to provide clean drinking water to a large number of rural households in the state. It will be our endeavour to develop a robust and sustainable infrastructure for providing valuable water for drinking to realise the idea of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ and making a good contribution towards the development of the state.”