by staff reporter
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister, Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board chaired the 110th meeting of the Delhi Jal Board which was held on 26.10.2012. During the meeting several key projects were discussed and approved.
For improvement of the water supply system in the Chandrawal Water Treatment Plant, the Board has approved renovation and reconstruction of the Plant through Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) ODA loan funding. The Chandrawal WTP, constructed in 1930 is the oldest water treatment plant in Delhi. In an effort to meet the projections made in the Master Plan 2021, DJB undertook a study on improvement of water supply in Delhi through JICA’s assistance. The project includes improvement of Water Treatment Plant, installation of SCADA, new transmission mains and distribution pipes and replacement of old ones, creation of District Metering Areas etc. The ultimate objective of the project is to achieve equitable and continuous water distribution in the project area by improving the water supply network. This project is important from the environmental point of view as it will reduce power consumption and distribution losses thereby upgrading the living standard of people. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1704 cr. for a period of 10 years.
The Board gave approval for improvement and revamping of the existing water supply, transmission and distribution network under the Nangloi Water Treatment Plant command. The work was awarded at a capital cost of Rs. 652.32 cr. which includes the cost of road restoration.
In order to improve the consumer complaints redressal system and to provide consumer friendly environment, the Board gave approval to construct Consumer Care Centres at the Delhi Jal Board Office at Greater Kailash-I and the Jal Sadan office complexes at a total package cost of Rs.6.15 cr. approx. The project is likely to be completed within 15 months. The Consumer Care Centres will have all the modern facilities and are proposed to be designed to facilitate redressal of complaints related to water, sewer and billing under one roof so that the consumer does not have to visit different offices to lodge separate complaints.
The Board has also approved the operation and maintenance of the Haiderpur 16 MGD Recycling Plant at an estimated cost of Rs.18.62 cr. approx for a period of five years.
For efficient sewage management in unauthorized colony in Ganesh Nagar Pandav Nagar, the Board has also approved the providing and laying of 280mm diameter to 500mm diameter HDPE internal sewer lines in the colony. The scheme will benefit the population of about 19 thousand people at a cost of Rs. 6.46 cr. approx.
To improve environmental and social conditions the Board has approved to provide sewerage facility in Mohan Garden Group of colonies. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 203 cr. with an estimated time of completion of 36 months.
To prevent leakages in areas such as Kondli, Durga Park etc. the Board has also approved the providing and laying of 280mm outer diameter to 800mm inner diameter internal sewer lines in unauthorized colonies of Dallu Pura, Durga Park, Gharoli and Kondli areas. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 31.48 cr. and an estimated completion of 36 months.
In order to provide better sanitation and pollution free living conditions for the residents of unauthorized colonies the Board has approved the providing and laying of 280mm outer diameter to 710 mm outer diameter internal sewer lines in West Vinod Nagar. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 5.42 cr. approx with an estimated completion period of 24 months. The scheme aims to benefit a population of about 56 thousand people.
The Board has also given approval for providing and laying of 280 mm diameter to 560 mm diameter inter sewer lines in the colonies of Sitapuri – II and Chanakya Place – II. This project will provide sewerage facilities in the mentioned areas at an estimated cost of Rs. 8.99 cr. with an projected completion period of 12months.
The Board had also approved the rehabilitation of various sewers of sizes varying from 450-1200 mm diameter in Shakurbasti Constituency by CIPP Structural Lining Method in Delhi. These sewer lines are silted up and badly damaged and settled at various places, the sewage is being pumped into open drains. The project is expected to be completed in 18 months with a total estimated cost of Rs. 44.30 cr. approx. The Board has also agreed the rehabilitation of two sewer lines viz. a viz. from Old Rohtak Road to Bharat Nagar SPS and from Old Rohtak Road to Bharat Nagar Bridge for an estimated cost of Rs. 44.30 cr. approx and is slated to be completed in 18 months.
To replace the irreparable pipelines from Baba colony to Burari UGR the Board has approved the replacement of 600mm diameter PSC waterline with MS pipelines. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 3.29 cr. approx and it is expected to be completed in 6 months.
The Board also approved the providing and laying of peripheral water main under the command of UGR and APMC Azadpur at an approximate cost of Rs 3.45 cr. to be completed in 6months.
Further the Board gave approval to the improvement of the peripheral water main under the command of the UGR and BPS of 11 MLD capacity at Rohini sector 7. The estimated cost of this project is Rs. 10.38 cr. approx. The consumers will benefit from improved water supply at adequate pressure.
To provide sewerage facilities in 7 rural areas in and around Ranhola village and protect water bodies from pollution, the Board gave approval to the construction of the 5.50 MGD Lift Pumping Stations on DBO basis. The total cost of the project is Rs. 8.72 cr. approx and is estimated to be completed in 15 months.
The Board has also approved the replacement of the 900mm diameter Kilokri Main from Majnu ka Teela pontoon bridge to Salimgarh Fort. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 15.69 cr. approx. This water main of 900mm diameter will feed water to the Greater Kailash UGR/BPS at GK – I and that will improve the water levels and minimize the water losses during transmission.