15 MGD supplied in Dwarka area everyday: DJB
The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday told that about 15 <g data-gr-id="13">millions</g> gallons per day (MGD) of water was being supplied to Dwarka sub-city in South Delhi through various sources. A bench of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva was also told that 16 borewells, being earlier used to provide water to the area have been closed down after receiving filter water on commissioning of the Dwarka Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
“About 15 millions gallons per day is being supplied in Dwarka area through various command tanks ... as well as through bypass arrangement..... DDA installed 16 borewells during 2014-15 due to scarcity of water in Dwarka area which have been closed after receiving filter water on commissioning of Dwarka WTP,” Delhi Jal Board (DJB’s) said in its affidavit filed through advocate Sumeet Pushkarna.
The DJB was responding to the court’s direction which had asked it and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to provide the details of current water supply to Dwarka. The DDA, however, failed to file their response, leading the court to fix the matter for September 23.