New Delhi: The Delhi government is working on a war footing to connect unauthorised colonies and villages with sewer networks to ensure better sewerage management in the national capital and to keep the Yamuna clean.
Working in the same direction, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia approved the project to connect 29 unauthorised colonies and 3 villages with sewer line connections. Post completion of this project, nearly 5 lakh people of unauthorised colonies and villages of the area will get relief from sewer problems. The total cost of this project is Rs 77.7 crores.
Sisodia said that at present the work of laying internal and peripheral sewer lines in some places in these areas is going on in the final stages, while at some places have been completed.
He added that soon Delhi Jal Board will extend the domestic sewer connection line to the houses of the consumers of the area so that people do not have to face the sewer problem. Along with this, there is no need to take approval from the concerned agencies for connecting the sewer line and cutting the road.
Sisodia said that the government is working in a phased manner to ensure better sewerage management and 24-hour water supply across the capital. In order to make the Yamuna clean and the environment better, it is necessary to extend sewer lines and provide connections to every household. All the houses of 12 unauthorised colonies and 3 villages of Wazirabad and 3 unauthorised colonies of Bhalswa will be connected to the sewer line.
Due to the lack of a sewerage system here, sewage is released into the local pond, septic tank, or drains, which then passes into the Yamuna. This increases the pollution level of the river. To eliminate this process of water disposal in the Yamuna every house will be connected to sewerage to reduce the water polluting elements. After completion of the project, the sewerage will be treated at STPs first and then it will get disposed of in the Yamuna, he added.
Delhi Jal Board has decided to connect each household in Wazirabad GOC with a house service connection pipe. About 30,735 domestic sewer connections will be added here. With this, about 2.03 lakh people of 12 unauthorised colonies and 3 villages of Wazirabad will get relief from sewerage issues.
Sisodia said that the work of laying internal and peripheral sewer lines in the Wazirabad GOC under the Coronation Pillar WWTP catchment area in Delhi will be completed soon. In its next phase, the work of house service connection will be done at the cost of Rs 34.9 crores. Upon completion of this project, the residents of Wazirabad GOC in Timarpur and Burari assembly constituencies in North Delhi will get relief from sewer problems and a pollution-free environment.