New Delhi: To discuss complaints regarding water bills and improvement in supply of water, Vice-Chairman of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Saurabh Bhardwaj held a meeting with MLAs of different constituencies at the DJB Headquarters.
During the meeting, the respective MLAs informed Bhardwaj about the problems being faced by the people due to complaints related to water bills. They also raised the issue of water meters not being checked by officials who are responsible for the same. Bhardwaj took these complaints seriously and sought answers from the concerned authorities.
Officials of the DJB also informed Bhardwaj that in some areas private companies are responsible for meter reading and those entities were not fulfilling their duties. He asked the officials to issue notices against such private companies and directed them to take strict action against them.
The meeting was attended by MLA from Nangloi constituency Raghuvendra Shokeen, MLA from Timarpur constituency Dilip Pandey, MLA from Matiala constituency Gulab Singh, MLA from Deoli constituency Prakash Jarwal, MLA from RK Puram constituency Smt Promila Dhiraj Tokas, MLA from Mustafabad constituency Haji Yunus, MLA from Kirari constituency Rituraj Govind and the MLA from Burari constituency Sanjeev Jha. Top DJB officials were also present in the meeting. During this meeting, Bhardwaj gave strict instructions to the officials to solve the water and sewer complaints related to the public on priority basis.
The MLAs in the meeting also raised the possibility of an increase in the demand of water in the coming summer season. Bhardwaj directed the officials to take necessary steps to improve and augment the water supply for the upcoming summer season. Along with this, the officers were directed to prepare an action plan according to the possible increase in demand of water in the coming times.
DJB is expanding the sewer network in the city and for this purpose the work of laying sewer lines is underway to connect new areas of Delhi with the sewer network. During the meeting, the MLAs expressed their concern about the slow pace of the sewer line project.
Taking cognizance of the concern of the MLAs, Bhardwaj directed the officials to ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated time and asked the officials to issue notices to the companies involved in the sewer line project whose work is progressing slowly. Expressing strong displeasure over the slow pace of sewer project work, he warned that the tender of companies which do not complete the project within the stipulated time will be cancelled and strict legal action will be taken against them.