DELHI JAL BOARD COMMISSIONS UNDERGROUND RESERVOIR AND PUMPING STATION AT QUTUBGARH ,TO BENEFIT 1.35 LAKH RESIDENTS
The Delhi Jal Board, in its concerted efforts to meet the gap between demand and supply has extended its water and wastewater services to new areas. In line with these efforts, DJB has commissioned the 7.8 Million Litres (MLD) capacity Qutubgarh Underground Reservoir (UGR) and Pumping Station. This is an important step in providing piped water supply to the the residents living in the unplanned areas.
The commissioning of the project is aimed at catering to the water needs of the 1.35 lac residents of Qutubgarh, Jat khore Village, Punjab Khore Village, Katewada Village, Mungeshpur Village, Achandi Village, Harevali Village, Dariyapur Village, Nagal Thakran Village, BajitPur Village, Bawana and adjoining areas. Through this expansion of its water infrastructure, DJB has come a step closer to its commitment to provide potable water to the entire city. Commendably, coverage of this area with a piped water supply network has been made possible through rationalization of DJB’s existing water resources.
DJB is striving hard to transform itself from a utility into an efficient service provider of water and wastewater services to the more than 18 million population of Delhi. Presently, DJB has a water supply network, comprising of 7 water treatment plants (WTPs), 105 primary UGRs and a large number of secondary/local UGRs connected through a web of more than 12,000 km long pipelines and is constantly working to improve its service delivery. In addition to the supply from surface water sources, DJB uses groundwater through 4,400 tubewells and 10 ranney wells to meet the daily water needs of the residents of Delhi.
In respect of waste water services, it is pertinent to note that all the 44 resettlement colonies have been sewered. Out of 135 urban villages, sewers have been laid in 129 villages while work is in progress in the remaining urban villages in a phased manner. 541 colonies out of 567 unauthorized/ regularized colonies have been provided with sewerage systems. Out of 189 rural villages, sewerage systems have been laid in 34 villages. DJB has also completed the replacement of 860 km old/damaged/undersized sewer lines.
The commissioning of the Qutubgarh Underground Reservoir/Pumping Station will provide better environmental and living conditions to, approximately, 1.35lakh residents of Qutubgarh and its adjoining areas.
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