Delhi Jal Board fulfills its promise of releasing water to 50 colonies well before the deadline

Delhi Jal Board fulfills its promise of releasing water to 50 colonies well before the deadline

New Delhi: DJB had committed to release water by the end of current financial year but completed the work in the mid financial year

With an aim to extend water facility to the unplanned areas of the city, the Delhi Jal Board is expanding its piped water distribution system to all the parts of the capital city. Recently, filter water supply has been released to another 50 unauthorized colonies, thereby benefitting a population of about 2 lac people. The new areas which have been brought under the ambit of DJB’s piped water supply system consists of 42 unauthorized colonies in the north-west part of Delhi through Kirari UGR and 8 unauthorized colonies through the UGR near ESI Hospital on Anandmai Marg, situated along MB Road.
The following colonies have been connected to the piped water distribution network of the Delhi Jal Board:
North-West Delhi: A & B Block and Aastha Vihar, Raghuvir Vihar of Prem Nagar III; A B C D O and I Block, Z-Block Extension, Tripathi Enclave in Prem Nagar II, H-Block, Prem Nagar I; Prem Nagar Extension; Adarsh Laxmi Vihar; F and G Block and F & G Block Extensions; Gaurav Nagar, Anand Nagar; Gauri Shankar Enclave-I, A –Block; Hari Enclave I; H-Block Aman Vihar; Harshuk Block; Inder Enclave-II; Karan Vihar III IV VI and Part-I; Laxmi Vihar; New Yadav Enclave; Nitti Vihar; Pandey Enclave; Pratap Vihar III; R.S.T. Block; Roop Vihar; Shankar Vihar; Sharda Vats Enclave; Sheesh Mahal Enclave; Shiv Vihar, U-2 Block; Station Block; U-Block Dharam Enclave; V-Block Avadh Vihar; Vidyapati Nagar; Vikas Enclave B-Block; W-Block Janki Vihar; Yadav Nagar; Gaurav Nagar-II; Inder Enclave-I now have direct access to potable water through the piped water distribution system of DJB.
South-East Delhi: 8 unauthorized colonies namely Pul Pehlad Pur, Hamdard Colony RZA Block Pul Pehlad Pur, Vishwakarma Colony, Vishwakarma B Block, Village Lal Kuan Block D, Chungi No 3 and Block AB, Village Lal Kuan Block A to J, J Block Prem Nagar Lal Kuan, have also come under the ambit of the distribution system of DJB.
Earlier, in the Budget for the current financial year, DJB had assured that water will be released to the 50 colonies by the end of the financial year. The Board has successfully fulfilled its promise well before the end of the financial year. It has further strengthened the mandate of the Delhi Jal Board to bring in unplanned area under its distribution network.
Presently, DJB has a water supply network, comprising of 7 water treatment plants (WTPs), 107 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 fact, the Board aims to bring in all the residents of Delhi under the water distribution network of the utility. Delhi Jal Board is constantly expanding its infrastructure to provide an efficient and robust system of water and wastewater facilities to the citizens of Delhi.