by staff reporter
Sheila Dikshit ,Chief Minister of Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board inaugrates 3.2 Million gallons capacity Under Ground Reservoir (UGR) at 60 Foota Road Chattarpur, Delhi
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board inaugurated the 3.2 Million gallons capacity Under Ground Reservoir (UGR) at 60 Foota Road Chattarpur, Delhi on 27 October 2012. Sh. Ramesh Kumar, Hon’ble M. P., Shri Balram Tanwar, MLA and Member, DJB, Smt. Debashree Mukherjee, Chief Executive Officer and officers of Delhi Jal Board were present at this function.
Speaking on the ocasion, Smt Sheila Dikshit, CM Delhi said “ I felicilitate the people of the area and wish them Id Mubarak, Balmiki Jayanti and Happy Diwali. Most of all, I congratulate them on now getting piped water supply”. She further said that “ As you can see, step by step we are moving forward and Delhi is progrssing. However, with progress comes responsibility, particularly, as water is finite we must use it with care and not waste it in any way.”
At present water in the command areas of Chattarpur Under Ground Reservoir is supplied by DJB through tube wells and tanker services, 325 tube wells are under operation to meet the water demand of this area.
The 3.2 million gallons (146 lac liters) capacity Under Ground Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station, Inlet and peripheral mains of 36 Kilometers in length have been constructed at a total cost of Rs.70 crores approx and will provide filtered water supply through pipe lines to about 4 lakh people.
In the initital phase, water from Chattarpur UGR will be supplied in the command areas on alternate day basis to maintain sustainability. At present two of the three peripheral water mains are being commissioned. The third one will be commissioned by March’2013
With the commissioning of the Chattarpur UGR, residents will start getting filter water through their individual water connections and dependency on tube well and tanker service will be minimised.