DJB to cover more than 100 unauthorized colonies with sewerage system this year…

DJB to cover more than 100 unauthorized colonies with sewerage system this year as part of ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’

This year as against a target of covering 95 unauthorized colonies with sewerage system, DJB plans to commission sewerage system in more than 100 unauthorized colonies by the end of the financial year 2013-14. Already this year, 37 unauthorized colonies have been brought under DJB’s sewerage system. The sewerage work is in progress in 162 colonies, alongwith that, work has been awarded for laying sewerage systems in another 142 colonies. Also, it is expected that, sewer lines in 95 more unauthorized colonies shall be commissioned by March 2015.

Delhi Jal Board employs the latest technology to lay top-notch infrastructure and provide the best available water and wastewater services to the citizens of Delhi, and has been consistently endeavoring to ensure the abatement of pollution in the River Yamuna. In line with its efforts, DJB is striving hard to provide a sewerage network in unplanned areas such as unauthorized colonies, U/A-Regularized colonies, urban villages, resettlement colonies, J.J clusters and rural villages.

As a result of the efforts to streamline the sewerage system in the city, this year DJB has been able to increase the amount of sewage treated in the Sewage Treatment Plants from 340 MGD to 380 MGD. With the laying of sewer systems, DJB aims at reducing pollution in River Yamuna, and thereby, looks forward to provide residents of Delhi with favorable living conditions, better sanitation and environment.

As part of its efforts to provide enhanced waste water facilities to the city, Delhi Jal Board has drafted an integrated and sustainable ‘Sewage Master Plan (SMP) 2031’; a comprehensive, technically viable plan for the implementation of sewerage works within the NCT of Delhi, supported by a Wastewater Management Information System. ‘Sewage Master Plan (SMP) 2031’ has been uploaded on DJB’s website.

To ensure that the draft Sewage Master Plan 2031, be detailed and inclusive, International Consultants were engaged for the purpose of assessing and mapping the condition of the existing drainage infrastructures, and giving suggestions for the creation of additional infrastructure to cater to the sewage discharge.