The Bisalpur-Jaipur Water Supply Project (BWSP) has been designed to deliver water from the existing Bisalpur Dam headworks up to Balawala on the south edge of Jaipur City to reduce the city's dependence on its ground water resources, and includes complementary provisions for supplying water to other areas. The conceptual planning for the BWSP is to utilize the Bisalpur Dam water in a phased manner in order to meet the ever increasing water demands of Jaipur City and reduce the groundwater abstraction to sustainable limits. Phase I of the BWSP with water treatment plant (WTP) designed to supply a total of 400 MLD with a provision of 360 MLD for Jaipur city and 40 MLD for rural area.
The works have been planned and designed for 600 MLD in such a manner so as to facilitate a Phase II expansion program which is to be taken up in the future to provide a total of 540 MLD of treated water to Jaipur City plus 60 MLD to the rural areas and also to facilitate construction of the Stage II of the Project to achieve a total capacity of 1020 mld clear water production.
The Asian Development Bank agreed to take up the first Phase of the project as a part of the Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP) (ADB Loan Number 1647-IND). The total estimated cost of this part is Rs. 556 crores; of this amount, $60 million (about Rs. 276 crores) will be provided by the ADB and the remaining Rs. 280 crores will be provided by the State Government. The State has confirmed its commitment to provide any additional funds that may be required beyond the available loan amount.
The transmission system portion of the Phase I works is comprised of:
A single turnkey contract was tendered for this work on a single-point responsibility basis. Under this contract the Contractor is responsible for final design, supply, installation, construction, testing, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of the entire system. The construction period is 30 months. The same Contractor is responsible to for final design, supply, installation, construction, testing, commissioning and operation as well as maintenance of the entire system. The construction period is 30 months. The same Contractor will be responsible to carry out the O&M activities for a five year period after the system has been commsissioned.
The Contract Agreement for the "Works Part" has been signed between L&T and the Urban Development Department of Govt. of Rajasthan represented by Project Director, RUIDP on 30/06/2006. On the same day (30/06/2006) "Notice to Commence" has been issued to L&T to start the work from 01/07/2006. The progrss is as under:
§ Project financial target : Rs. 556 Cr. Progress to date : 553.21 Cr.
§ L&T Contract amount : 475 Cr. Progress :509.98 Cr.
Raw Water Pipe Line
• 220 KV at Duni and 132 KV GSS at Surajpura connected with two lines- 30 Km from Duni to Surajpura-- completed.
Since 1st March 2009, potable water from Bisalpur Dam is being supplied to Jaipur city and rural areas. One feeder for Jaipur city and two rural feeders, one of Malpura and one for Jhirana are spplied water regularly. The transmission system of BJWSP handed over to PHED for further operation & Maintenance.