New Delhi: There are 32 drains that release their wastewater in the Najafgarh drain, which is 44% share of total pollution. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is treating them through its various (Sewage Treatment Plant) STPs before their disposal in the Najafgarh drain. For this, the Delhi Jal Board is working to upgrade its STPs and increase their capacity. Within 1 to 1.5 years the upgradation work of all these STPs will be completed.
Along with this, there are 52 small drains that release their water in the Najafgarh drain, which contributes to 20% of the total pollution. Delhi Jal Board is getting a large number of decentralised STPs constructed for this, through which the water of these drains can be completely treated before they get disposed of in the Najafgarh drain.
These drains basically carry with them the waste of various unauthorised colonies. To stop this, the Delhi government is working to install sewer lines in unauthorised colonies across Delhi and is improving the sewer network across Delhi. For this, a target has been set to lay sewer lines in all unauthorised colonies by the end of next year.
PWD (Public Works Department) is also getting the desilting of its drains done so that the silt of these supplementary drains does not go into the Najafgarh drain. Along with this, PWD is also working to repair various culverts built on the Najafgarh drain.
The Forest Department of the Delhi government is also building Haritma Complex Nature Interpretation Centre to attract tourists, along with this the redevelopment work of Vipin Garden and Kakrola Bio-Diversity Park will also be done. The tourism department of the government is also developing means of water transport in the Najafgarh drain. The government also has plans to develop a boating facility here.
It is to be noted that on this 27 km road, a wonderful pedestrian track and cycle track will also be constructed. Different types of trees and plants will be planted to ensure greenery in the surroundings.
Govt to build a magnificent sports complex in Kakrola
Delhi Government will also construct a sports complex on 10 acres of land in Kakrola at a cost of Rs 43 crores. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also reviewed this project today. Football and cricket grounds, badminton court, basketball court, swimming pool and jogging track will be the special features of this sports complex. Through this outdoor sports complex, the youth of the surrounding area will get a chance to train using the world-class facilities here.
Najafgarh drain is actually the Sahibi river. During the last few decades in the capital, the Sahibi river has been identified as the Najafgarh drain. Sahibi river starts from Rajasthan and goes directly to Yamuna via Najafgarh. Now the Kejriwal government has started efforts to get this drain back as the Sahibi river. The Najafgarh drain entering the Yamuna from Dhansa is about 57 km long. It has a rural stretch of 18 km from Dhansa to Chhawla, after which it reaches the urban area. Out of the total of 126 drains flowing in Delhi, 3 drains meet in Najafgarh drain and it accounts for 36% of the total pollution of Najafgarh drain.