Foundation stone for Sewer line laid by CM
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board laid the foundation stone for rehabilitation of various sewers varying from 450-1200 mm dia at F Bloc, H4 & H5 Pitam Pura, Delhi, on 10 March, 2013. Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communication and Technologies, Govt. of India, Shri Anil Bhardwaj, Parliamentary Secretary to CM, Ms. Debashree Mukherjee, Chief Executive Officer and officers and staff of Delhi Jal Board were present on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, CM said, “In line with our efforts to make Delhi a world class city, DJB has prepared the Sewerage Master Plan 2031. This will significantly reduce the level of sewerage pollution in the river Yamuna to make the life of people better. This Sewer lines project is a stepping stone in this direction and it will provide proper sewerage facilities to the three lac people of the area”.
The 1600 mm dia meter trunk sewer line from Harsh Vihar to Haiderpuri, SPS is one of the 28 trunk sewers of Delhi and carries the waste water generated from the command area bounded on the East by Ring Road, West by the Outer Ring Road, South by Road No. 41 and Mangolpuri Industrial area and comprising of H-4, H-5, Pitam Pura Co-operative Group Housing Societies like Bank Vihar, Rail Vihar, Kohat Enclave, Anand Vihar, Harsh Vihar etc. A network of 75 Km of sewer lines of size varying from 250 mm dia meter to 1200 mm dia meter has been laid within its command area for collection of waste water.
The trunk sewer has already been rehabilitated. The peripheral sewer lines were laid by DDA about 25 years ago. The sewer lines are silted up and badly damaged. Therefore, a scheme for rehabilitation of 450-1200 dia meter sewer lines has been undertaken at a cost of Rs. 44,29,90,000/- approx. The project is likely to be completed in the year 2014.
The implementation of the project will ensure smooth discharge of sewage generated in the command area to the 54 MGD Haiderpuri SPS and ultimately to the 40 MGD Rithala Waste Water Treatment Plant for its treatment, eliminate unhygienic conditions in the area and reduce pollution in the river Yamuna. The existing trolleys engaged for pumping of sewage into the drain will be removed, thus saving cost and pollution in the open drain. About 3 lac people of the command area will be benefited.