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Plan to supply water to twin cities from Tarbella dam

Islamabad: Plan is under consideration to supply water from Tarbella Dam Reservoir in order to meet the present and future requirements of Sectoral area of Islamabad, ICT and Rawalpindi.

This project has been planned to bring 655 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) water by the year 2050 in three phases.

Currently, water from Simly Dam, Khanpur Dam and Tube Wells installed by Capital Devlopment Authority (CDA) is being supplied to the residents of Sectoral area of Islamabad (being maintained by CDA), official sources said, adding it is a fact that the water being supplied by CDA is not enough to meet the increasing demand of water of Sectoral area.

No water is supplied from these sources to the areas of Islamabad which fall under the jurisdiction of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration.

Feasibility study for the scheme has been completed. However, certification by Indus River system Authority (IRSA) regarding River Indus water apportionment for Islamabad and Rawalpindi is required to proceed further, for which Ministry of Water and Power has already been requested, through Cabinet Division.

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