In a first, south Delhi colony gets drinking water from taps

The inauguration of the scheme saw Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti and Mishra underline the initiative’s importance in bringing Delhi closer to developed countries.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 6, 2017 3:35 am
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On Sunday afternoon, a residential colony in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar became the first area in the capital to get 24×7 access to potable water from taps. The flagship project is aimed at benefitting 1,900 people in the area and will be implemented in other parts of Delhi soon. Done under a public-private partnership with French company Suez, the scheme was implemented by isolating Navjeevan Vihar hydraulically and following the “calculation of losses”, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials said. The supply of potable water at the colony, officials said, is from the Malviya Nagar underground reservoir command area, which provides water to around 4.5 lakh people in south Delhi.

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“The project will help 340 families. Consumers will be able to get drinking water directly through taps by closing the inlet of the overhead tanks. As part of the project, a leak detection mechanism has also been put in place, and losses at household levels, checked,” said DJB chairperson Kapil Mishra. DJB officials said that three exercises had to be conducted in order to ensure uninterrupted high-quality water supply. “House service connection levels needed to be changed, overhead and underground tanks needed to be bypassed and a high-end leakage detection system had to be formulated,” a senior DJB official said.

Mishra added, “This initiative will help consumers save water from leakages and overflow. It would also help people save money as water bills will get less expensive. It will also end people’s dependency on water purifiers. No water pumps will also be required and hence power consumption will be reduced.” The inauguration of the scheme saw Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti and Mishra underline the initiative’s importance in bringing Delhi closer to developed countries.

Stating that while the pilot project might look like a “small step”, Mishra said the scheme will be replicated in other parts of the capital, which has already been divided into 1,010 units. For residents, it is a dream come true. “In this society, we have seen a lot — from laying down of water pipes to bad performance of overhead tanks and shortage of water and milk. Having gone through that, to get water supply 24×7 seems like a dream. But it has happened,” said J Arora, who has been living at Navjeevan Vihar for more than two decades.

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    Rawat
    Apr 20, 2017 at 8:54 am
    District Drinking water provide by delhi jald board that,s why Aam admi party is failed.
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      Mahipati
      Mar 7, 2017 at 7:43 am
      There will be stomachache of bhaktas now. They will sabotage
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        Sid
        Mar 6, 2017 at 10:21 am
        Good going Manish Sisodia and team AAP, stay focused on the basics and I'm sure ppl will start realizing that you can really make a difference.
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          Saroj Singh
          Mar 6, 2017 at 7:47 am
          AAP has done a lot for Delhi.
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            satyanarain Bhardwaj
            Mar 7, 2017 at 9:33 am
            Peoples are not fair in their behaviour. if one party is doing good then the opposition party person will never accept this. They will spread negativity . We should have gutts to accept the good work of any person or party for Nation or society. Some persons take it on cast, religion basis also. That is wrong.
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              Rakesh
              Mar 7, 2017 at 6:22 am
              Bhakts Arent commenting 😂😂lt;br/gt;They got disappeared
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                Karthik
                Mar 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm
                I like Manish Sisodiaji's good work esp in schools/education dept and other stuff in Delhi.lt;br/gt;But BJP controlled media/TV channels would never highlight this good work but would always show Modi TV shows,Jhumla bazi or portray AAP MLas caught for storing 5lac rupees here,10 liquor bottles,AAP Min had issues in his house scolded his wife,dog etclt;br/gt;Keep it up AAP. I am sure other nearby states atleast appreciate it though south states would slowly like AAP as well.
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