Under the Smart City project, 30 automated water-dispensing units, called water ATMs, will be installed in Guwahati by the month of May. The plan, according to M Angamuthu, managing director of Guwahati Smart City Limited, is to install 60 water ATMs out of which 30 will be installed in the first phase. The whole idea behind this is to make safe drinking water available at public places for the convenience of the citizens.
The locations where the water ATMs will be installed are –
- Gauhati University
- Near Guwahati railway station
- Foodvilla near Nehru Park
- Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
- Paltan Bazaar
- Nehru Stadium
- Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital
- Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kachari and Azara, etc.
Reverse osmosis technology will be used to ensure the water is treated properly and is fit for consumption. Although the cost of a litre of water hasn’t been fixed yet, it is most likely to be a nominal cost so that everybody can access the same.