Sisodia lays stone for 110L litre capacity UGR
NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a UGR having 110 lakh litres capacity & a complementing boosting pumping station in Patparganj, near Aster Public School & Anand Lok society. On this occasion, several officials of Delhi Jal Board were also present.
"Laid the foundation stone for construction of a 110 lakh litre capacity UGR (Underground Reservoir) in Patparganj today. The capacity has been planned keeping in mind the forecast of population rise in the next 15 years. The project will be operational in 18 months, and will permanently solve the water supply issues of the surrounding areas," said Sisodia.
Addressing persons, who were present in ceremony, Deputy Chief Minister asserted that population living in Patparganj has been constantly rising and the people have been facing problem by traffic jams as well as water shortage intermittently.
When Delhi govt was formed, there was concurrence on two big needs of the constituency. The first was a flyover in front of Mayur Vihar Phase 1 to ease the daily jam on the Noida to Akshardham stretch. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 26. The second one is a UGR which would permanently solve the rising need for water in Patparganj.
The UGR will draw water from Bhagirathi Plant and Ranney wells. More than 1 lakh residents of Patparganj Village, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Pandav Nagar E, F & P block, Acharya Niketan, Pratap Nagar, Shashi Garden and adjoining areas will benefit from the reservoir. Although the project's completion period was 24 months, but the Deputy Chief Minister appealed to Rehman Builders to complete the project in 18 months, so that the people can get water as soon as possible.
Concluding his speech, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pushed the audience to motivate the builders to expedite the process with an applause.