Port Blair, Aug 29: A Water Treatment Plant (Slow Sand Filter) having a water treating capacity of 2.40 Lakh Ltrs per day constructed in the Mithakhari village by APWD was inaugurated by Secretary (PWD), A&N Administration, Shri. Kishore Kshirsagar Lakshman, IAS much to the delight of the villagers and PRI members gathered in good numbers.

Addressing the gathering, the Secretary (PWD) stated that with the inauguration of the Water Treatment Unit, the villagers of Mithakhari and Ograbraj will be immensely benefitted and from now onwards, they will get treated and safe water for their day to day activities.

Earlier, the Secretary (PWD) unveiled the plaque and commissioned the 84 HP pump. The PRI members of Ferrargunj Tehsil and villagers were present along with Engineers of APWD.

Shri. Thej Bahadhur, SE CC-I welcomed the gathering. The salient features of the project was briefed Shri. V. Subbaraj, EE, RCD, APWD. The work was executed at an amount of Rs. 1.38 Cr. The project consists of 2 Nos. of Filtration Unit with capacity of 2.40 Lakh ltrs, 1 No. Pump House with 84 HP diesel operated pump along with pipeline.

The gathering was also addressed by Shri. Mohammed Safiq, Pradhan, GP Mithakhari and vote of the thanks was proposed by Smti. Radha Bai, JE Namunaghar RCD, Wimberlygunj.