DJB okays water supply in Begumpur Extn, Begum Vihar
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Wednesday gave approvals to several projects including setting up of RO plants and water dispensing units, construction of an 8 MGD waste water pumping station and extension of piped water supply to Begumpur Extension and Begum Vihar areas.
In the Board meeting here, DJB members granted approval to replicate ‘Savda Ghevra’ model of potable water supply in other parts of the city through 280 water ATMs in unauthorised colonies and JJ Clusters, said a senior official.
These water ATMs located at <g data-gr-id="43">Khyala</g>, Vishnu Garden, <g data-gr-id="44">Patelnagar</g>, Ranjit Marg, Narayan Vihar, Mahipalpur Dabas, Nithari, Burari, Jindpur, Ibrahimpur, Shadipur, Okhla Vihar, Hamidpur, <g data-gr-id="45">Bahrauli</g>, Tikrikhurd and Bindapuri, will improve potable water supply.
It is estimated that about 29 decentralised RO-based plants can be installed at various locations across Delhi on <g data-gr-id="41">design</g>, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The areas for <g data-gr-id="71">installing</g> these plants have been identified and the Board approved the award of work and speedy implementation of the project, he said.
The Board also gave approval to the work of laying water pipelines in Begumpur Extension, Rajeev Nagar at an estimated cost of Rs 4.82 crore. It also accorded approval to the work of laying water distribution system in Begumpur Extension and Begum Vihar A, B, C, D and E Blocks at an estimated cost of Rs 3.93 crore.
The proposal for laying water distribution system in Batla House unauthorised colony at a cost of Rs 5 <g data-gr-id="48">crore,</g> has also been approved.
“It has been the special focus of the Delhi Government to ensure easy access to potable water to the maximum number of people in Delhi. We want to bring more areas into the piped water supply network, especially those which are presently being served by our tanker services,” said Kapil Mishra, Delhi Water Minister and Chairman of DJB.
The Board is committed to providing piped drinking water supply to every household in line with the policy of the government and its our endeavour to extend piped water supply in a time-bound manner in the next three years to those unauthorised colonies which are dependent on water tankers for daily requirements, said SS Yadav, CEO of DJB. .
With the aim of improving the sewerage system, the Board has accorded approval to the proposal for construction of an 8 MGD Waste Water Pumping Station on the premises of the already existing 5 MGD Ghitorni Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Construction of the pumping station will help in abatement of pollution in the Yamuna river. The estimated cost of construction of the plant is Rs 7.64 crore and it is expected to be completed in 15 months, said the DJB official.
Further, the Board gave administrative approval to the estimate of Rs 1,535.76 lakh for maintenance of 200 and 270 cusecs raw water conduits of Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plants in the year 2015-16.
Meanwhile, the eligible employees of DJB will receive <g data-gr-id="38">ad-hoc</g> bonus for the year 2014-15 which was approved by the Board in the meeting, he added.