New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday inaugurated an underground water reservoir in South Delhi's Kishangarh with a capacity of 18 lakh litre.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said, “I have provided water in every household of Delhi in the last five years by laying pipelines. We have a plan for the next five years. We will ensure 24x7 water services to the entire Delhi in the next five years.”
He said when the AAP government came to power, only 58 per cent households had access to water which was enhanced to 93 per cent in the last five years.
“At present, there is only one tank of six lakh capacity in this (Kishangarh) area, due to which water could not reach all the areas. In many areas, water reaches in four to five days. After commissioning of this reservoir, drinking water will be available in most of the surrounding areas, he said.
Kejriwal informed that two more reservoirs are yet to be built in this area. "About 80% work on both has also been completed. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials have assured that both the reservoirs would be completed in the next six to seven months. After this, people of Mehrauli and Kishangarh will not face drinking water problem," Kejriwal added.