Braj, 2018.01.30 (VT) The much awaited pipeline bringing Ganga water has finally reached Braj, but the water will bypass Braj and reach Agra. In order for water to reach the Gokul Barrage Water treatment plant, an offshoot pipeline needs to laid, however, work is not due to get started until the supply pipelines in Agra have become operational.
The water problem in Braj is similar to that in Agra but, because Agra is more densely populated than Braj, there are a greater number of residents in the city whose water needs have to be considered. The Gangajal project has been plagued with difficulties and has been over a decade in the making.
For the Ganga water to reach Braj, a pipeline needs to be laid from Karab village to the Gokul Barrage Water treatment plant. The water that the Gokul plant currently supplies is not potable, so even the poorest villagers are forced to spend money on buying filtered water for drinking.
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