pratibha-tank1A day prior to the visit of NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar, the contractor for Morbe water pipelines Pratibha Industries took the media for a tour. Pratibha Industries’ gravity tank designed and constructed on Parsik Hill besides Bhagwat dham is all ready for operations. The Industries took the media on a tour of the operation and functioning of the gravity tank. Constructed at a cost of Rs 200 crores, the tank is situated at an elevation of 65 meters above sea level. It is 8 mts high and covers an area of 4000 sq mt. The upper surface of the tank has been designed into a theme garden to attract tourists from across the city. This unit contains 6 pumps of thousand horse power each, having a capacity of 750 kilowatts to fill up the tank. The water is obtained from Morbe dam via gravity and them the water is pumped upwards towards the tank and stored in a 30 mld capacity tank. From there it is distributed from Kalamboli to Digha, which is the span of the pipeline stretch. It extends to 42 km mainline and 24 km connecting line. With this project nearly 60% electricity consumption will be saved and will also help in fighting water crisis faced by the city in the recent past. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Shivam Rai for NMTV News.

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