Engineering and construction major Larsen and Tubro has secured a Rs1,329-crore contract to develop a water supply scheme in awarded by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA).
The executive of the regional planning body decided to appoint Larsen and Tubro as the developer of the 403 MLD Surya Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme on a design, build, maintain, operate and transfer basis, an official release said.
L&T is expected to develop pumping station, sub- station, water treatment plant, chlorination plant and a laboratory near Surya River Dam and facilitate an 88-km pipeline to supply water to Mira-Bhayandar and Vasai-Virar.
"The western sub region of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region has always faced acute water problem. The scheme will certainly provide a lot of relief to the residents," MMRDA commissioner UPS Madan said.
The scheme has already received multiple permissions, including that from NHAI, to lay water pipeline along NH-8, Maharashtra Maritime Board to take the pipeline over the river and creek, Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) permission from ministry of environment, Central Railway and the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co for electricity supply.