February 7, 2015 1:57:42 am
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday informed the High Court that Dwarka will start getting water from Munak canal within a week, with the water treatment plant (WTP) in the sub-city becoming operational.
The DJB made the submission before the bench of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva. In December last year, the bench had ordered the civic body to connect Nangloi, Bawana and Dwarka WTPs with Munak canal.
Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for the DJB, submitted that all three WTPs have been connected with Munak canal. She also said trial runs were in progress and the WTPs will be operational within a week.
Taking note of the submission, the court observed it would solve Dwarka’s water problems and other areas to an extent.
During proceedings, the DJB submitted a status report in which it said the connection between Dwarka WTP and Munak canal was temporary. The reason for this, it said, was because the Delhi government has not been able to implement the Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung’s July 9, 2013 order.
The order had directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to conduct a survey of two villages, Madanpur Dabas and Amar Vihar, for relocating bonafide residents to EWS flats made by the DDA in Dwarka.
The court had earlier directed the government to relocate the residents so that land in these two areas can be used to connect Dwarka WTP and Munak canal.
Meanwhile, the court also sought an action plan from DJB on recycling water generated by the capital and use it for drinking purposes.
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