The project works are expected to be complete in six years.
Mumbai: Water supply in the central parts of the city and the eastern suburbs is set to improve significantly with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) spending nearly Rs 1,900 crore on construction of two underground tunnels. The project works are expected to be complete in six years.
As part of its efforts to improve its water supply system, the civic body has undertaken construction of two underground tunnels i.e. Chembur-Wadala-Parel and Chembur-Trombay.
The former will improve the water supply of Sion, Matunga, Wadala (F-north ward); and Parel, Sewri, Naigaum (F-south ward). While the Chembur-Trombay und-erground tunnel will boost the water supply of Chembur (M-west ward); and Govandi, Mankhurd (M-east ward). Some parts of Byculla (E ward) and Kurla (L ward) will also be benefited from these tunnels.
Civic officials said that the BMC has allotted work of construction of the 9.7 km long and 2.5 metre wide Chembur-Wadala-Parel underground tunnel to Soma Enterprises for Rs 1125 crore.
Work on the other 5.5 km long and 2.5 metre wide Chembur-Trombay tunnel has been allotted to Patel Engineering Ltd. for Rs 750 crore.