Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) today took several important decisions in its 140th Board meeting Chaired by the Chairman DJB & Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with one of them pertaining to approving re-launch of the scheme to regularize unauthorized water connections. The scheme has been initiated for a period of three months.
There are a large number of unauthorized water connections in various parts of Delhi, especially in the unauthorized colonies. This not only causes revenue loss to the Board but such connections are also utilizing water which cannot be accounted for and also contribute to contamination. DJB has been consistently making efforts to reduce non-revenue water through various means.
In spite of efforts made by DJB, large numbers of unauthorized water connections are still continuing in various unauthorized colonies. To overcome this problem the scheme is being re-launched.
Besides, it approved recovery of development charges from the consumers before sanction of New Water Connection for each dwelling unit separately when a consumer applies for a waste/sewer connection. In case the property is occupied by a single owner, the recovery of infrastructure charges is again from the single owner.
Also, the deadline for penalty on Rain Water Harvesting on consumers of Dwarka Sub-city has been extended for two months from the date July 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018.
Some other decisions include providing and laying 250 mm to 1400 mm nominal dia internal and Peripheral Sewer lines in Begumpur group of unauthorised colonies, rehabilitation of Yamuna Vihar Waste Water Treatment Plant where 17 MGD Sewage is being received at Yamuna Vihar STPs against the operational capacity of 35 MGD, construction of 37.10 ML Capacity Master Balancing Reservoir (<BR)/ BPS at Palla, approval for providing, laying and joining 700/ 600/ 450/ 400 mm dia peripheral main for U/A colonies (Qutab Vihar Phase-I & II Goyala Vihar Pankaj Garden Goyala Khurd) under Matiyala Constituency.