- DJB initiates the process of construction of two new UGRs and BPSs
- 9.1 ML capacity UGR to serve Bijwasan and 5.8 ML capacity UGR to serve Rajokari area
- The Projects to benefit a total population of around 1,75,000 people
- To provide immediate relief, water supply to be extended to Bijwasan and Rajokari areas from the Dwarka WTPDelhi Jal Board is working hard to ensure rationalization and equitable distribution of water supply across the city. In this endeavour, the Board has initiated the process to construct two new Underground Reservoirs (UGRs) in South West Delhi. A 9.1 ML capacity UGR will be constructed at Bijwasan and a 5.8 ML capacity UGR will be constructed at Rajokari. Each reservoir will also have a Booster Pumping Station. At present the Bijwasan and Rajokari areas are water deficient and do not have piped water supply.
DJB’s tankers supply water to meet the requirements of citizens. But water supply is not optimum. Therefore, DJB will not wait for completion of construction of UGRs to extend piped water supply to these areas. As an immediate measure the water supply shall be extended to these areas through water mains directly from the recently commissioned Dwarka Water Treatment Plant. This will provide piped water supply to the areas immediately and eliminate dependence on tankers.
The project will benefit a population of about 1,00, 000 people in the command areas of the Bijwasan UGR which consists of Shahabad Mohammadpur, Bijwasan, Kapashera, Samalka, Samalka Extension, Salapur Khera etc. and a population of about 75,000 people in the command areas of Rajokari, Airforce Camp, Rangpuri, Extended Vasant Kunj etc.
Sh. S.S. Yadav, CEO, DJB said, “ DJB is committed to provide efficient water and wastewater services to the city and our focus is on extending the services to the un-served areas.”