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Water pipeline for Nimhans receives preliminary nod from Environment Ministry

The project involves constructing a 2.8-km long pipeline with a 200-mm diameter by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to supply water to the healthcare centre established by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) on a 12-acre site at Sakalavara in South Bengaluru.
Last Updated : 08 July 2024, 23:32 IST

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Bengaluru: The BWSSB's proposal to build a pipeline through Kalkere and Basavanapura forest near the Bannerghatta National Park to provide water to a new healthcare facility at Nimhans has received preliminary clearance from the Environment Ministry.

The project involves constructing a 2.8-km long pipeline with a 200-mm diameter by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to supply water to the healthcare centre established by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) on a 12-acre site at Sakalavara in South Bengaluru.

Since 1.17 km of the pipeline will pass through the forest area, the BWSSB sought approval from the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.

The ministry has granted in-principle (Stage 1) approval for the work, which comes as a major relief for Nimhans.

Officials stated that Nimhans' request was based on the future needs of the institute, which receives thousands of people from across the country.

Nimhans has requested 1.2 lakh litres of water for its centre, which aims to build healthcare facilities for 850 people. The institute has also sought an additional 1.2 lakh litres of water for the planned expansion of the facility to accommodate 900 people over the next five years.

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Published 08 July 2024, 23:32 IST

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