Delhi NCR

DJB approves several projects of public good in its 144th board meeting

Ø Consultant to be hired to study the feasibility for 24-hour water supply in Delhi

Ø Deadline for regularization of Domestic/Commercial unauthorized water connection extended

Ø Extension of the scheme of levy/recovery of development charges of Water and Sewer

Ø Consultant hired for Rejuvenation of Defunct Oxidation pond

Ø Huge boost to sewer and water supply network approved
 
By SK.Vyas

New Delhi, February 11, 2019: The Delhi Jal Board approved several measures of public good in its 144th Board meeting on Monday held at the Delhi Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Delhi and Chairman DJB Sh. Arvind Kejriwal. 

Ø Consultant for a feasibility study for 24-hour water supply

The board approved the hiring of a consultant for the study to maximize water supply to the residents of Delhi. Delhi Jal Board is supplying potable water to a large population of NCT of Delhi. Presently DJB supply is about 900 MGD water daily through approximately 1400 km of transmission and distribution network.

The Delhi Jal Board is working 24*7 for augmentation of water supply in Delhi and better water supply to the people of Delhi. Looking at the various projects being undertaken & approved by the board in recent times, the board today approved the hiring of a consultant to study the possibility of 24-hour water supply.

For that purpose consultants would suggest the creation of district metered areas to improve water distribution network, achieving better water pressure management, less contamination, fewer leakages etc. It will also reduce non-revenue water connections, which are as high as 47% in Delhi.

Ø Deadline for regularization of Domestic/Commercial unauthorized water connection extended:

In a major relief to the residents who have unauthorized water connection and want to get a regular one at a nominal rate, the board has extended the deadline of the scheme for the purpose till 30.06.2019. The board approved the extension of the scheme of regularization of unauthorized water connection at a nominal amount of Rs. 500/- per connection for Domestic consumer and Rs. 1500/- for Commercial/Industrial connections till30.06.2019. By the implementation of the scheme, the board will bring more and more consumers under its authorized water connection ambit. 

Ø Rejuvenation of Defunct Oxidation pond at Timarpur:

Board approved the appointment of NEERI for providing technical support for reviving of the ponds. For the revival of such Defunct Oxidation ponds, a technique of Engineered Ecological System of treatment of wastewater has been approved by the board. Proper completion of the project at a total cost of approximately Rs. 30 crores would create this pond into a tourist attraction. Board approved the creation of lake along with Biodiversity cum wetland park in the area spread over 40 acres in Timarpur. The site is defunct oxidation pond of Delhi Jal Board.

Ø Extension of the scheme of levy/recovery of development charges of Water and Sewer:

The Board accorded approval to the proposal of extension of the scheme of levy/recovery of Development charges of Water and Sewer at reduced rates for domestic connection in case of colonies falling in D, E, F, G & H Category of Unauthorized Colonies up to 30.06.2019.

Ø Clean Yamuna and Delhi

To bring about an overall improvement in the Wastewater management system of Delhi Jal Board, the Board accorded approval to the following projects:-

·        Providing and laying sewer line in Gautam Puri Awas falling under Okhla Wastewater treatment plant catchment area in Delhi at an estimated cost of 10 crores. The population to benefit after the project is executed is about 22,000. Presently, sewerage generated in this area flows through open drain and falls into river Yamuna. The proposed project aims at effective abetment of pollution of river Yamuna and its catchment by providing a comprehensive wastewater collection & disposal system.

·        Construction of 6 MLD STP at a housing complex at Savda Ghewra along with 10 years of operation and maintenance contract. The sewer lines have already been laid in the housing complex and the allotment of the same shall be done after the construction of the STP so that the residents can be provided a clean and hygienic atmosphere for living.

The  Sewer line in Raghu Nagar Group of Colonies in Dwarka Constituency at an estimated cost of Rs. 7.7 crores were also approved. The colonies covered in this scheme are Raghu Nagar GOC Syndicate Enclave & Raghu Nagar, Raghu Nagar Pankha Road, Vashisth Park Pankha Road etc. On completion of the work a population of 15,000 will benefit and the total anticipated sewerage to be produced is 0.45MGD which shall be treated at WWTP Pappankalan.

·        Providing and laying sewerage services in the Dabri group of colonies in Dwarka Constituency at an estimated cost of Rs. 12.8 crores. The colonies covered in this scheme are Durga Park, Dabri Extension, Vaishali, Dabri, Dashrathpuri etc. Once completed, it will benefit a population of 50,000 and the total anticipated sewerage generated is 1.5 MGD which shall be treated at WWTP Pappankalan. 

·        Providing and laying sewer line in Pochanpur group of colonies in Matiyala Constituency at an estimated cost of Rs. 5.7 crores. The colonies covered in this scheme are Pochanpur Extn. Al Block, Pankaj Garden near Ambarhai Sector 19 Dwarka, Palam Vihar, Dwarka Sector-6, Major Bhola Ran Enclave sec.-23 Dwarka, Pochanpur Extn., Chander Vihar Palam Extn. Part-1, Palam Colony, Adarsh Gali Palan Gaon, Pochanpur Extn. B Block Najafgarh etc.  The work will benefit a population of 30,000 and the total anticipated sewerage generated is 0.9 MGD which shall be treated at WWTP Pappankalan.

·        Providing and laying of 280 mm to 500 mm nominal dia sewer line in Chhattarpur Village and Mangal Puri Village under Mehrauli WWTP catchment area in Delhi. Presently, the sewage generated from these villages, falling under the catchment area of Mehrauli WWTP, is discharged into drains and further spread into open jungles/gram sabha land etc. creating unhygienic conditions in the area. On completion of this work, the environmental, social and unhygienic condition will improve. The total cost of the project is Rs. 9.06 crores.

·        Providing and laying 250 mm to 710 mm dia internal and peripheral sewer line in Hamidpur Village under Narela WWTP catchment area. Presently the sewage of this village is discharged into river Yamuna through various drains or they pollute groundwater through septic tanks. Proper sewerage facilities will provide better sanitation and pollution free living condition to the residents of the village.

·        Providing and laying 200 mm to 1100 mm nominal dia internal and peripheral sewer line in Ranhola group of colonies under the Nilothi catchment area in Delhi. On completion, it will provide sewerage facilities to most of the colonies falling under the assembly constituency Matiala. This will benefit a population of around 3.3 lakh.

·        Providing and laying sewerage services in Bakkarwala RSC (Loknayak Puran) at an estimated cost of Rs. 5.9 crores. The work will benefit a population of 20 thousand and about 0.67 MGD sewage generated in the area will be treated through the project. 

Ø Water supply and augmentation

To bring about an overall improvement in the water management system of Delhi Jal Board, the Board accorded approval to the below-given projects:

·        Delhi Jal Board is exploring sources for augmentation of water supply in Delhi. The Board decided to add 70new tube wells in floodplains of the Yamuna in the first phase. The proposal of electrical and mechanical work for 70new tube wells along with automation has been approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 10 crores.

·        Extension of water supply network in unauthorized colonies of Sangam Vihar constituency, namely D-Block, E- Block, F2-Block, Hamdard near Batra Hospital, M. B. Road, F1 Block and G Block. The estimate proposal for the work is Rs. 5.4 crores.

·        Replacement of 900mm dia old PSC Kalkaji water main emanating from Okhla Waterworks to Kalkaji UGR. The total estimate of the work is approximately Rs. 7crores. After the completion of the work, the problem of frequent leakages resulting in wastage of filtered water and the disruption of water supply will be checked.

·        Replacement of Old PSC triplicate water main emanating from Wazirabad Waterworks near Veer Bhumi/Shanti Van. Since there are a lot of major leakages in the pipeline, the water supply at present is diverted. Due to which there are a lot of complaints of low pressure and inadequate water supply in the command area. On completion of the work, the water will be available at full pressure to the residents of the area. The estimate proposal of the work is approximately Rs. 3 crores.

·        Extension of drinking water supply network in unauthorized colonies of Sangam Vihar under Devil assembly constituency, namely A-Block, B- Block, B1-Block, B- Block Y area and A-Block. The estimate proposal of the work is Rs. 4.5 crores and will be completed in 12 months

·        Construction of 9.1 ML capacity UGR/BPS at Bijwasan at a total cost of Rs. 20 crores. The entire scheme is divided into three parts; the other two parts include construction of 5.8 ML capacity UGR at Rajokari and P/L/Jointing feeder mains, distribution mains for Bijwasan and Rajokari. After the completion of work in21 months, there will be an overall improvement in terms of water and wastewater management in the area.

·        Providing and laying water distribution in Jaitpur extn. Part2 (Khadda Colony). Presently water is being supplied through local tube wells & water tankers. There are long pending demand of the residents as well as a public representative to cover this area with a permanent water supply network. Therefore to facilitate the residents with safe and potable drinking water the proposal has been approved by the board. The estimate proposal of the work is approximately Rs. 7 crores and will be completed in 12months.

·        Construction of 2.70 MG (12.4 ML) capacity UGR/BPS at Siraspur. It will cater water supply requirement of villages Khera Kalan, Nangli Poona, Libaspur, Qadipur, Ibhrahimpur and Garhi etc. The UGR will be fed by 700mm dia feeder main, be emanated from Palla MBR. Once the UGR is commissioned, it will benefit a population of about 2.20 Lakh.