Delhi Water Minister @KapilMishraAAP takes historic decision of India’s first transparent and open real-time online monitoring of STPs #DelhiGovernance

Water Minister @KapilMishraAAP takes historic decision of India’s first transparent and open real-time online monitoring of STPs
Sewage treatment plants to publish data online with open access to public
DJB takes transformational decision to undertake comprehensive urban planning in infrastructure projects by including planning, landscape design, GIS and structural design of water works
DJB gives administrative approval for sewerage and water pipeline network worth Rs. 275 crores
Delhi Jal Board awards work for water and sewerage in 14 assembly constituencies worth Rs. 354.85 croresWater Minister @KapilMishraAAP announced the decisions taken by the Delhi Jal Board with several disruptive policy and public works announcements on 15th June 2016.

In a historic decision, Delhi has now become India’s first state to implement real-time online monitoring system at its Sewage Treatment Plants. The performance of all 36 STPs will be monitored and the data will be published online and their data and performance will be open to the public for viewing and analysis. Rs. 8.21 crores has been allotted to this project which will measure all important parameters: PH, BOD, COD, TSS and Ammonia. This decision by the Delhi Jal Board also fulfills the long standing demands of water activists and NGT technical committees from across the country, is pathbreaking and puts pressure on every state in India to meet the high standards set by the Delhi Jal Board.

Water Minister @KapilMishraAAPsaid, “For the first time in India, the data and performance of the sewage treatment plants run by a water utilities board or state will be open to the public. This is bringing transparency and openness in governance, and bringing power to the people. We have increased the efficiency of Delhi’s STPs manifold under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal ji, and are happy to get people’s insights and analysis on our open data. By opening up government data, we have taken another step in fulfilling our manifesto.”

Administrative approval for sewer lines in Dharampura group of colonies in Najafgarh (AC); sewer lines in Sabholi, Mandauli, Bank Colony, Milan Garden, Meet Nagar, Harsh Vihar group of colonies in Gokalpuri (AC); internal sewer lines in Mustafabad (AC) and water pipelines in Qutb Vihar Phase 1 and unauthorised colonies in Matiala (AC) worth Rs. 275 crores was given, giving a green signal to important infrastructure projects in 5 assembly constituencies.

The DJB took another transformational decision to move from the usual civil engineering perspective of water works to that of comprehensive planning. All projects executed by the Delhi Jal Board will now include comprehensive urban planning, landscape planning, hydraulics, structural design and GIS mapping to ensure that every water work is designed for the community it is to benefit, for which required posts have been created in the planning department.

Award of work for public infrastructure projects on water and sewerage was done in 14 assembly constituencies worth Rs. 354.85 crores was given by the Delhi Jal Board. New water pipelines will be laid in the constituencies given below. The work awarded, area and Vidhan Sabha are mentioned as well:

  1. Narela: Swatantra Nagar: Water pipeline: Rs. 5.68 crore
  2. Mundka : Bhagya Vihar, Jain Nagar, Rani Khera: Water pipeline: Rs. 3.55 crore
  3. Malviya Nagar: Sewer line: Rs. 8.63 crore
  4. Uttam Nagar, Paschim Vihar, Saraswati Vihar, Moti Nagar and adjoining in W/NW Delhi: Rehabilitation of sewer line: Rs. 102.23 crore
  5. Rohini, Pitampura, Shalimar Bagh, Shakti Nagar, Azadpur and adjoining areas in N/NW Delhi: Rehabilitation of sewer line: Rs. 57.17 crore
  6. Janakpuri, Tilak Nagar, Patel Nagar, Karol Bagh and adjoining areas in West Delhi: Rehabilitation of peripheral sewer: Rs. 73.16 crore
  7. Kondli: Improvement of sewer line: Rs. 8.93 crore
  8. Okhla: Batla House: Water pipeline: Rs. 5.81 crore
  9. Karawal Nagar: Sonia vihar B to G block, Sri Ram Colony, Sabhapur: Rs. 18.77 crore
  10. Haiderpur to Deer park: Drinking water main line: Rs. 70.92 crore

Chairman of Delhi Jal Board @KapilMishraAAP added, “We are taking giant leaps in implementing the vision of CM Arvind Kejriwal ji to lay water pipelines and cover the city with a proper sewerage network. The DJB has also shown that it can adapt itself to become a modern organization by implementing comprehensive urban planning in water works and civil construction that DJB conducts across Delhi.”

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