Kejriwal chairs review meeting on water supply

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Kejriwal chairs review meeting on water supply

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday chaired a high-level review meeting on the ongoing projects of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) including reviewing the projects of 24x7 water supply and establishing 100 per cent water sewer connections across Delhi.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised about the status of several on-going projects such as water supply augmentation, use of recycled water from DJB' Sewage Treatment Plants.

Speaking on the occasion, Kejriwal said, "We have to complete all the projects within the stipulated time frame. The project completion has to be ensured to provide relief to the people and also prevent the unnecessary expenditure of money. I want every Delhiite to have access to 24x7 clean and safe water in the future."

The Chief Minister was also apprised about the status of utilisation of treated effluents like 70 MGD coronation pillar STP, 20 MGD Auchandi and Jaunti Regulator projects and the recent joint inspection by UYRB and DJB team.

Under the water project, a total of 580 unauthorised and authorised colonies of the PPP area and Sangam Vihar have been included, out of which 517 colonies have been connected with the water network. The remaining colonies will be connected by December 2021.

"There are a total of 1799 colonies in Delhi. Out of these, there are 260 colonies in East Delhi, out of which 256 colonies have been connected with a water network. The remaining colonies will be completed after eight months of getting demarcation and no objection certificate," the government said in a statement.

"There are 432 colonies in South Delhi, out of which 352 colonies have been connected with the water network and the rest of them will be completed by March 2020. Central Delhi and North Delhi have a total of 144 colonies, out of which 138 colonies have been connected with a water network and the remaining colonies will be connected by March 2022," it said.

It further said that there are 383 colonies in West Delhi, out of which 359 colonies have been connected with the water network and the remaining colonies will be connected by 31st October 2021. Out of a total of 1799 colonies across Delhi, the water network has been laid in 1622 colonies.

Water connectivity has reached 1571 colonies and the remaining 113 colonies will have to be demarcated before getting the water supply, it said, adding that the Delhi government is committed to extending water to all unauthorized and authorized colonies in Delhi by March 2022.

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