- DJB approves the project to construct a 26.80 ML capacity UGR/BPS at Sonia Vihar
- A number of colonies of Mustafabad and Karawal Nagar assembly constituencies to be benefitted
- Commissioning of the UGR to benefit 2.5 lac people
- The UGR will ensure equitable water supply at improved pressure
In line with the Delhi Government’s policy of ensuring equitable water supply to all the households of Delhi, the Delhi Jal Board has approved the construction of an additional Underground Reservoir (UGR) and Pumping Station of 26.8 million liters capacity in Sonia Vihar. This is as per the recommendations of the Delhi Water Master Plan 2021. Upon construction of this UGR, additional water will be made available. Besides construction of the UGR redesigned water supply network, as per the requirement in each colony under its command will be laid so that all houses get drinking water supply as per their needs.
At present, the residents of the North East Wazirabad area in Karawal Nagar and Mustafabad assembly constituencies are facing problem of low pressure and in many lanes, houses situated at the tail end of the water supply network are not getting piped water. The existing UGR of 10 million liters capacity is located at a distance and due to the substantial increase in population; the pressures in the water supply distribution network have reduced. The commissioning of the plant will benefit a total population of 2.5lac people residing in Sonia Vihar, Shriram Colony, Chandbagh, Sabhapur, Chauhan Patti, Pashim Karawal Nagar, Kamal Vihar Ext., Sabha pur Village, Rama Garden, Shanti Nagar, Shiv Vihar- Phase 6, 8, 9 & 10.
Sh. S.S. Yadav, the CEO, DJB congratulated the residents of the Sonia Vihar area and said, “DJB is committed to extending efficient water services to new areas in the city and we are working 24×7 to ensure that drinking water needs of the people are met.”
The UGR will be constructed at a total estimated cost of Rs. 80.26 Crores which includes its operation & maintenance (O & M) costs, feeder line and peripheral lines network. The Delhi Jal Board is consistently working to augment its water and wastewater infrastructure to provide efficient services to the citizens of Delhi.