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Under the Smart City project, an online water supply network will be developed in Kaiserbagh that will not only enable the corporation to keep an eye on water consumption in each household but also alert it about leakage, improper distribution and water scarcity in particular localities, at just a click. The system will be based on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), a technology used for gathering and analysing real-time data.

To implement it effectively, as many as 15,000 houses have been identified in Kaiserbagh and seven other wards in the vicinity where water metres will be installed. Along with meters, 250 sensors will be installed to include all areas under SCADA system.Besides Kaiserbagh, other areas that will benefit are Hussainganj, Latouche Road, Burlington, Cantonment Road, Lalbagh, Bhopal House, Halwasiya, Riverbank colony and areas around Parivartan Chowk, Novelty cinema, high court and Residency. Once the system is functional, all houses will receive water supply for 24 hours and their total consumption will be recorded, according to which they will be charged.

To ensure the area gets 24-hour water supply, a plan has been chalked out, under which, 100km new pipeline will be laid covering the above mentioned areas. A 2,000KL pumping station is planned in Aminabad too.The corporation has prepared a detail project report (DPR) of Rs 43 crore for all this work. The grant will be obtained under AMRUT scheme after getting nod from the cabinet. “Several cities, including Delhi and Bombay are already using SCADA technology to monitor and control water supply. Water meters will also give detailed account of usage and people will have to pay accordingly. I think this will not only enable us to check unaccounted wastage of water but will also maintain stable supply during all seasons,” said Smart City general manager S K Jain.

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