DJB approves scheme to regularize unauthorized water connections

By Sarkaritel July 9, 2018 14:56

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) took several important decisions in its 140th Board meeting Chaired by the Chairman DJB & Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal.

In the most important decision taken by the board, it approved re-launch of the scheme to regularize unauthorized water connections. The scheme has been initiated for a period of three months.

There are a large number of unauthorized water connections in various parts of Delhi, especially in the unauthorized colonies. This not only causes revenue loss to the Board but such connections are also utilizing water which cannot be accounted for and also contribute to contamination. DJB has been consistently making efforts to reduce non-revenue water through various means.

In spite of efforts made by DJB, large numbers of unauthorized water connections are still continuing in various unauthorized colonies. To overcome this problem the scheme is being re-launched.

Several other approvals were accorded by the board:

1.       Recovery of development charges from the consumers before sanction of New Water Connection for each dwelling unit separately when a consumer applies for a waste/sewer connection. In case the property is occupied by a single owner, the recovery of infrastructure charges is again from the single owner.

2.       The deadline for penalty on Rain Water Harvesting on consumers of Dwarka Sub-city extended for two months from the date July 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018.

3.       Providing and laying 250 mm to 1400 mm nominal dia internal and Peripheral Sewer lines in Begumpur group of unauthorised colonies. The Begumpur group of Unauthorised Colonies comprising Jain Nagar colony Extn, Utsav Vihar A3 Karala Delhi, Rajiv Nagar Extn, Dheeraj Vihar, Krishna Block, Tirathankar Nagar Jain Colony, She Singh Enclave, Karala Delhi 81, Karala, Sukhveer Nagar, Karala Dehi 81, Jain Nagar Karala Delhi 81, in Mundka constituency and Rajiv Nagar Ph-2, Begum Pur Extn Rajiv Nagar, Rajni vihar Begum Pur Extn, Rajiv Nagar Extn, Naveen Vihar, Begum Pur Extn Begum Pur Vihar Block A,B,C,D,E, Rajiv Nagar Begum Pur Ph-3 in Bawana Assembly Constituency. The sewage generated from these colonies will be connected into the existing Rohini Sector- 23 WWPS, which will further be connected into the existing Rohini WWTP. The Scheme will benefit a population of about 2.45 Lacs.

4.       Rehabilitation of Yamuna Vihar Waste Water Treatment Plant where 17 MGD Sewage is being received at Yamuna Vihar STPs against the operational capacity of 35 MGD. But after the completion of interceptor sewer, additional 31.8 MGD waste water will be received and accordingly plant requires capacity additional. The total cost of the project is 90.00 crores including 11 yrs operations and maintenance cost.

5.       Construction of 37.10 ML Capacity Master Balancing Reservoir (<BR)/ BPS at Palla. Sources of water for this Master Balancing Reservoir will be Ranney wells and tube wells installed in the Yamuna flood plain region of Palla. The estimated cost of the project will be Rs. 51,02,54,881/- along with 10 years operation and maintenance.

6.       Approval for providing, laying and joining 700/ 600/ 450/ 400 mm dia peripheral main for U/A colonies (Qutab Vihar Phase-I & II Goyala Vihar Pankaj Garden Goyala Khurd) under Matiyala Constituency was given by the Board. The work will benefit 1.10 Lac residents of the area.

7.       Board accorded approval to the work of providing and laying sewer lines in Sainik Nagar Group of Colonies in Matiyala Constituency. This will improve the environmental, social and unhygienic conditions of the area as well as pollution in river by trapping untreated sewer currently flowing in to the drains and ultimately into the River Yamuna. The group of colonies that have been identified in this scheme are Sainik Nagar, Mansa Ram Park E&D Block, Matiyala Extn., Mansa Ram Park A, B  Block, Om Vihar Extn. E and E1, F Block, Nanhe Park, D 1 Block Matiyala, Jain Park.

8.       Providing and laying of internal and peripheral sewer lines in Kamruddin Nagar Group of Colonies falling under Nilothi Waste Water Treatment Plant catchment area in Delhi was accorded approval by the Board. These U/A colonies are situated on Rohtak Road and NG Road falling under Mundka Assembly Constituency in North West Delhi. Sewage of these colonies at present is being discharged into River Yamuna through various Drains. Environment conditions of these U/A colonies had been deteriorating because of non-existence of sewerage system. The completion of the work will up bring the conditions of the area as well as help in abetment of pollution from the River Body.

9.       The Board accorded approval for the work of Rehabilitation of peripheral sewer of dia 450 to 900 mm by CIPP structural lining method in R.K. Puram, Greater Kailash 1, Nehru Place, Maharani Bagh and adjoining areas in South, South-West Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs. 49 crores.

By Sarkaritel July 9, 2018 14:56