Dwarka residents can look forward to some relief from water woes, with the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directing the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to commission 10 borewells in the area by September 10.
The DDA has constructed 16 borewells in Dwarka, but only six have been made functional so far. The High Court bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul on Wednesday noted that some electrical work was left to be completed in the remaining 10 borewells.
“The remaining 10 borewells will be commissioned by September 10, 2014,” the bench said adding “we expect assurances are fully met and there is no further delay in completion of project”. The wells, once functional, are expected to provide 1.4 MGD of water everyday.
The bench passed the order on two separate pleas of Delhi EPDP CGHS and Dwarka Forum, two organisations that represent residents of Dwarka. The two organisations asked the court to direct authorities, including the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), to provide more water to Dwarka.
The organisations stated that Dwarka requires 17.5 MGD of water, but get only four MGD from the six borewells.
Appearing for the DJB, advocate Sumeet Pushkarna informed the court that around four MGD of water was being provided to Dwarka, from the DDA’s water treatment plant at Nangloi. “Apart from that, they are getting about two MGD from other sources,” he said.
Pushkarna said a 40-MGD water treatment plant, set up at a cost of over Rs 800 crore, has been built in Dwarka and was awaiting water from Munak canal.