With a vast green cover and 100-km gravity line proving to be a major impediment in the execution of the Pabbar water supply scheme, the government has decided to meet the water requirement of the capital from the Kol Dam in Bilaspur district.

The scheme from the Kol Dam, for which surveys have been completed, will quench the thirst of a target population of 6.20 lakh in Shimla till 2042.