Two new underground water reservoirs functional in Delhi

Two new underground water reservoirs functional in Delhi

Delhi Water Minister Satyendra Jain inaugurating the Mundka Underground Reservoir

Will benefit over 14 lakh Delhiites in West & East Delhi

New Delhi, March 2 (Delhi Crown): Water woes of over 14 lakh Delhiites will be over soon as a new underground reservoir with a 2.95 crore litres capacity in Mundka area of West Delhi, and an underground reservoir/booster pumping station at Sonia Vihar area of East Delhi with a capacity of 2.68 crore litres, were inaugurated on Wednesday.

The underground reservoir (UGR) at Mundka Village and will soon start supplying potable water in villages and unauthorized colonies in Mundka Assembly Constituency.

This UGR will receive water from Nangloi Water Treatment Plant, and will supply drinking water to five unauthorized colonies and villages, namely Hiran Kudna village, Mundka Village, Tikri Village, Baba Haridass Nagar, Lekh Ram Park of Mundka Constituency at present and gradually additional colonies and villages will get the benefits, namely Neelwal Village, Rajdhani Park, Gulshan Park, Nangloi JJ Camp No.2, Kavita Colony, Swaran Park, Friends Enclave, Bakkarwala Village, Bakkarwala RSC, Lok Nayak Puram, etc. The introduction of UGR will benefit approximately 1.25 lakh residents of the area.

Work of 2.68 crore liters capacity UGR at Sonia Vihar has been fully completed and will lead to the augmentation of water supply in Karawal Nagar and the Mustafabad Assembly Constituency in North-East Delhi.

This will directly benefit approximately 6 lakh residents of unauthorized colonies like Shiv Vihar, Ankur Enclave, Mahalaxmi Enclave, Ambika Vihar, Johripur, Dayalpur, Sadatpur, Bhagat Singh Colony, Ziauddin Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Bhagirathi Vihar, Nehru Vihar, etc. with the availability of water at an adequate pressure. The project cost includes 10 years of operations and maintenance.

Inaugurating the water reservoirs, Delhi’s Water Minister Satyendar Jain said – “This will be a significant step to increase the water pressure in the area and will help to solve the existing water crisis in Delhi. These initiatives will benefit approximately 8.45 lakh residents who live in the unauthorised colonies of Mundka, Sonia Vihar and Harsh Vihar.”

Currently, the areas of Mundka and Sonia Vihar face water crisis, which worsen during the summer. To address this issue, one UGR/BPS has been established in Mundka Village and one in Sonia Vihar.

Besides, the foundation stone of a sewage pumping station was laid in Harsh Vihar.

This Sewage Pumping Station will have a capacity of pumping 1.75 crore litres of sewage per day. It will collect and pump the sewage generated from 8 unauthorized colonies of Gokalpur Assembly Constituency to the Yamuna Vihar sewage treatment plant for further treatment. On completion of this project, approximately 1.20 lakh residents of unauthorized colonies like Mandoli Extn. Harijan Basti, Budh Vihar, Harsh Vihar D-Block, Bank Colony, East Mandoli Extn. Harijan Basti D- Block, Rajiv Nagar, Mandoli Vistar, Harsh Vihar, Harsh Vihar Extn. and all the nearby regions will benefit from getting this sewage pumping facility.

Currently, due to the non-availability of sewage pumping stations, the generated sewage is directly or indirectly falling into the River Yamuna without getting treated.

On completion of the project, it will improve the hygienic conditions of the area and will also help in the abatement of pollution from the river Yamuna.

The project will be completed in 12 months with a 10-year operations and maintenance period, said an official statement issued by the Delhi Govt.

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