Kathmandu: The water of Melamchi River, which has been waiting for years, has finally reached Kathmandu.
The water from the tunnel has reached Sundarijal in Kathmandu during the tunnel test. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated the Melamchi water in Kathmandu and diverted it into the Bagmati River by opening the Sundarijal gate of the tunnel.
After the tunnel test of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, the water collected there has been diverted to Bagmati. After this successful test, the government plans to provide Melamchi water to the people of Kathmandu within three months.
Now, in the second phase, water will be sent to the Sundarijal treatment plant and the water will be distributed to the people of the valley from there. Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited, which has taken charge of the distribution of drinking water in Kathmandu, has stated that all preparations have been completed for the distribution of Melamchi water.
A total of 170 million liters of water will come to Kathmandu daily from Melamchi. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has also asked the residents around the river to remain vigilant saying that the water level in Bagmati will rise.