DJB to extend sewerage to 7 new unauthorised colonies
In order to bring <g data-gr-id="28">maximum</g> area of the city under its network, the Delhi Jal Board on Sunday announced to extend sewerage facilities to seven new unauthorised colonies here.
The move aims at improving sanitation in these areas and it will also help in abatement of pollution in Yamuna River.
According to officials, sewerage facilities have been extended in seven unauthorised colonies --
Chanakya Place, Sita Puri, Keshoram Park, New Jankipuri, Jai Bharat Enclave Amar shopping complex Kakroula Moad, Bhagwati Garden extension, Uttam Nagar and Bhagwati Garden (Najafgarh Road).
These colonies were notified in June this year and residents of the area are advised to avail the sewer connections. The move will benefit thousand of households of these colonies.
Sewerage facilities were recently extended to unauthorised colonies of Heera Park, Najafgarh and <g data-gr-id="36">Vishkarma</g>, near Pulprahladpur in south Delhi.
DJB officials explained that earlier, sewage was flowing in open drains in Chanakya Place, Sita Puri, <g data-gr-id="40">Keshoram</g> Park, New <g data-gr-id="41">Jankipuri</g> colonies but now the sewage will be conveyed to the Pappankalan sewerage treatment plant (STP) where the sewage will be treated and only clean treated effluent will be discharged into the Yamuna River.
Likewise, the sewage flowing in open drains in Jai Bharat Enclave Amar shopping complex Kakroula Moad, Bhagwati Garden Extension, Uttam Nagar and Bhagwati Garden (Najafgarh Road) colonies will now be conveyed to the <g data-gr-id="39">Nilothi</g> STP and post treatment, it will be discharged into the river course.
"The work of extending sewerage facilities in adjacent areas is also in progress and more colonies are likely to be benefitted in a phased manner. The work is in progress and ultimately 100 colonies are expected to be benefitted," <g data-gr-id="32">senior</g> official said.