Melamchi, Dec 28Â : Though it has been announced that Kathmandu dwellers would get drinking water from Melamchi within Baishakh 1, 2073 BS, there is slim chance of the Melamchi project meeting its deadline due to delay in construction works.
According to the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, out of 20 kilometers of the main canal, only three kilometer canal has been constructed so far.
Except this, six-kilometer of sub-canal has been constructed. Only 17 per cent construction works have been constructed so far.
The project added that around 83 per cent construction works is still remaining. The total length of the canal is 26.5 kilometers.
Director at the Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee, Ghanshyam Bhattarai, however said that they would leave no stone unturned to complete the project in deadline.
He said, “We are hopeful that the construction works of the canal would be completed on time.”
It would be difficult to complete the construction works of the canal after constructing 40 meters daily, but only 20 meters of canal is now being constructed daily.