DJB approves many measures to streamline water supply in national capital

By City Spidey
Photo: housing.com
Posted: Jul 09, 2018

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday took several important decisions in its 140th board meeting which was chaired by the chairman DJB and chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal.

In the meeting, it was decided by the board to approve re-launch of the scheme to regularise unauthorised water connections. The scheme has been started for a period of three months.

It was discussed that there was a large number of unauthorised water connections in various parts of Delhi which not only caused revenue loss to the DJB but also led to several other issues like contamination and loss of water through leakage in the pipeline.

Several other approvals were also approved by the board. Recovery of development charges from the consumers before sanction of new water connection was approved.

Now, when a consumer applies for a waste/sewer connection he would pay the charges. In case, the property is occupied by a single owner, the recovery of infrastructure charges will be done from the single owner.

The deadline for the penalty on rainwater harvesting on consumers of Dwarka’s has been extended for two months from July to September.

The laying of internal and peripheral sewer lines in Begumpur’s group of unauthorised colonies was also approved.

The sewage coming out from these colonies will be connected into the existing Rohini’s Sector-23 WWPS. It will further be connected to the existing Rohini WWTP. The Scheme will benefit a population of about 2.45 lakh.

The rehabilitation of Yamuna Vihar wastewater treatment plant where 17 MGD sewage is being received against the operational capacity of 35 MGD, will be done. But, after the completion of interceptor sewer, additional 31.8 MGD wastewater will be received.

Construction of 37.10 MLD capacity master balancing reservoir at Palla was approved in the meeting.

Sources of water for this master balancing reservoir will be Ranney wells and tube wells installed in the Yamuna floodplain region of Palla. The estimated cost of the project will be Rs. 51,02,54,881 along with 10 years operation and maintenance.

Approval for providing, laying and joining peripheral main for unauthorised colonies (Qutab Vihar Phase-I & II Goyala Vihar Pankaj Garden Goyala Khurd) under Matiyala Constituency was given by the Board.

Board accorded approval to the work of providing and laying sewer lines in Sainik Nagar group of colonies in Matiyala Constituency as well. This will improve the environment, society and unhygienic conditions of the area as well as pollution in the river by trapping untreated sewer currently flowing into the drains and into the River Yamuna.

Laying of internal and peripheral sewer lines in Kamruddin Nagar group of colonies falling under Nilothi wastewater treatment plant catchment area in Delhi was approved by the Board.

The board accorded approval for the rehabilitation work of peripheral sewer RK Puram, Greater Kailash 1, Nehru Place, Maharani Bagh and other adjoining areas in South, South-West Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs 49 crore.

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