Delhi Jal Board gives nod to Budget worth Rs 5,137 crore

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday approved its Budget for the year 2018-19 worth Rs 5,137 crore. Of this amount, Rs 2,350 crore has been approved under the planned segment, while Rs 2,787.63 crore has been planned for non-planned segment.
At the Budget tabling, the Board – chaired by Chief Minister and DJB chairman Arvind Kejriwal – accorded approval to the proposal for laying of feeder mains and various sizes of distribution mains for Bijwasan and Rajokri underground reservoirs (UGRs).
The Board also approved work for providing and laying water lines in Tirathankar Nagar Jain Nargar colony in Mundka Constituency.
It further gave nod for laying of water distribution system in JIC Sawda Ghevra in Mundka Constituency.
Water supply to this colony is proposed from UGR and business process services (BPS) at Karala.
A statement by the Board also said that the peripheral network on the command of Karala UGR upto Sawda Ghevra has already been laid and it will benefit the whole population of the area.
"To keep the sewerage network of the city in proper functioning condition, the Board has given approval to the work for replacement of 1,000 mm diameter PSC rising main with 1,000 mm diameter MS lined and water pipes from Bawana WTP to Karala OHT, at an estimated cost of Rs. 30.61 crore," said a DJB member.
"The Board also accorded approval to the rehabilitation of peripheral sewers of diameter 450-1,000 mm by cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) structural lining method in Saket, Pushp Vihar, Panchsheel Park Area, Soami Nagar, Greater Kailash and adjoining areas in South Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs. 64.80 crore," he added.
Further consent to the work of rehabilitation of peripheral sewers of diameter 450-1,200 mm by CIPP structural lining method in Uttam Nagar, Paschim Vihar, Saraswati Vihar, Moti Nagar and adjoining areas in west north, West Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs. 102.23 crores was given by the Board.
Approval was also given for the appointment of IIT Delhi as the monitoring Agency for the rehabilitation work peripheral sewer lines in Delhi-Package 5, 6 and 7, at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.71 crore as consultancy fees.
The meeting was attended by DJB CEO Keshav Chandra, as well as other officials.
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