A new water treatment plant with a capacity of 55 million gallons will be built at Uttarpara of Hugli District. Final reviews were done recently in a meeting at the conference hall of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) by West Bengal Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim. Firhad Hakim said, "The Palta water treatment plant came up before the Independence. Now Uttarpara is getting a water treatment plant which happens to be the largest in the state since independence. It will be responsible for supplying water in seven municipalities in Hooghly and about 10 adjoining panchayat areas. The supply line will be similar to that followed in Kolkata Municipal Corporation". The water treatment plant will be supplying adequate drinkable water to municipal areas of Uttarpara, Dankuni, Rishra, Sreerampore, Baidyabati, Konnagar, and Champdani. The construction works and building of the infrastructure have already started since the last few months and it is expected to be completed within the next two years. A budget of Rs 1,760 crore has been allotted for this project.