Sangam Vihar residents to be provided with piped water supply, benefitting around 3 lac people #DelhiGovernance

Dated: 15-12-2015

·      Sangam Vihar residents to be provided with piped water supply, benefitting around 3 lac people

·      To further improve its water and wastewater services, benefit of reduced rate of new water and sewer connections made more inclusive

·      Board to provide water distribution system in Swatantra Nagar Ph-II, Bhagya Vihar Jain Nagar Colony, benefitting around 55000 people

·      The Board to rehabilitate major sewer line on MB Road from Batra Hospital to junction of Mathura Road

@KapilMishraAAP, Hon’ble Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board and Minister of Water, Govt. of NCT of Delhi chaired the 125th Board meeting of the Delhi Jal Board, held on 15th December, 2015. Sh. Dinesh Mohaniya, Vice Chairperson, DJB, Sh. Keshav Chandra, CEO, DJB, members of the Board and senior officials of DJB were present in the meeting. During the meeting, the Members of the Board deliberated upon and approved key projects/schemes to improve the water and wastewater services provided by the Board.

The Board accorded approval to the work of providing internal water distribution pipeline network in Sangam Vihar group of colonies comprising of 38 unauthorized colonies falling under Devli and Sangam Vihar at total estimated cost of Rs. 89.67 Crores. The piped water supply will be gradually extended to more number of unauthorized colonies of the area, benefitting around 3 lac people. At present the water supply is being provided through tankers, tube-wells and public hydrants. The water shall be fed from the UGR  at ESI Hospital, Okhla Phase-II.

The Government of NCT of Delhi had approved the scheme for levy of development charge for water and sewer respectively @Rs. 100 per sq. mtr. for domestic consumer with the plot size up to 200 sq. mtrs. in colonies falling under D,E,F,G and H categories with effect from 26.06.2015 to 25.09.2015. Applications in all zones which have been received prior to 26.06.2015 and have not been issued bills or who have not made the payment may be covered under the extension of the scheme proposed to be notified by the Govt. and would be on the same terms and conditions. Applications which have been  received in the Z.R.O. offices after 25.09.2015 and against which either bills have not been issued or applicant is not paying the bill will also be covered under this scheme.

The Board approved the work of providing and fixing 250 Stainless steel containers of 4 KL and 9 KL capacity at a total estimated cost of Rs. 9.21 Crores in order to make potable water available at the doorstep of the consumers living in those areas not yet covered under the piped water network.

The Board has been making sustained efforts to bring new areas of the city into piped water and wastewater network. In line with these efforts, the Board gave its consent to provide the water distribution system in Swatantra Nagar Ph-II (Part-B), an unauthorised colony. Presently there is no water distribution network in this colony and drinking water is being supplied through water tankers, tube-wells. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 5.85 Crores. This scheme will benefit around 55,000 persons.

The Board also gave approval to the work of providing Ductile Iron Water lines in Bhagya Vihar Jain Nagar Colony Ranikhera, an unauthorized colony in the Mundka constituency at a total estimated cost of Rs. 3.55 Crores. To improve the water supply in Major Bhupinder Singh Nagar group of colonies and parts of Khyala group of colonies in Tilak Nagar Constituency, the Board approved the work of providing, laying and commissioning of Ductile Iron (DI) pipeline in varying diameter in a length of 4.3 km through open cut, at a total estimated cost of Rs. 4.13 Crores.

In order to address the problem of surcharged sewers in the network on the command of Kalyanpuri Sewage Pumping Station, the Board approved the work of providing and laying an independent rising main of 1000 mm diameter from Mandawali Sewage Pumping Station to Kondli Wastewater Treatment Plant, at a total estimated cost of Rs.19.58 Crores.

The Board agreed to make payment of Rs. 3.28 Crores to Haryana Irrigation Department towards maintenance charges of raw water carrier system for supply of raw water to Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant.

Approval was accorded by the Board for the work of rehabilitation of 1100-1200 mm diameter sewer line by trenchless method with CIPP liner on MB Road from Batra Hospital to junction of Mathura Road at a total estimated cost of Rs. 58.09 Crores.

The Board approved the proposal for signing an MoU with CSIR-NEERI for Project Management Consultancy. This will usher in a new chapter in environment friendly wastewater treatment and management practices.

@KapilMishraAAP, Hon’ble Minister for Water and Chairperson, DJB said, “We are in the process of procuring stainless steel tankers for areas which are not under the water and wastewater network of the Board. It is important to provide basic amenities like safe drinking water to the residents of the city as it will bring a significant change in their living conditions. Apart from this, efforts are underway to provide water services to a number of unauthorized colonies.”

Sh. Keshav Chandra, CEO, DJB said, ” In order to meet the demands of the consumers, the Board has decided that consumers who have applied for  new water and sewer connections will have to pay reduced rate of development charges as applicable. Our focus is to include more consumers under the billing net of the DJB and provide better and more sustainable services in the water and wastewater sector to the citizens of Delhi.”

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