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Project launched to meet Mehrauli’s water needs

To improve water supply in Mehrauli,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a time-bound scheme.

To improve water supply in Mehrauli,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a time-bound scheme. The project,at a cost of Rs 150 crore,is expected to be completed in 21months.

The area,at present,gets water twice a week and the scheme is aimed at making the supply daily.

The government plans to construct five underground reservoirs,and their pumping stations,with a total storage capacity of around 19 million litres. Pipeline running over 33,000 metre will be replaced.

The new network will have about 35,000 water connections,with quality water meters.

“The implementation of the scheme will result in supply of water to all the residents. And efficient service delivery in respect of metering,billing along with redressal of consumer complaints,” said Dikshit.

After the completion of the project,the company will maintain it for 10 years.

Dr Yoganand Shastri,Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly,local MLA Ramesh Kumar,MP Balram Tanwar,and Jal Board CEO Ramesh Negi were present at the function.

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Shastri said Diskshit has assured unlimited funds for developmental works in Mehruali. He demanded a permanent solution to traffic jams in the area and formulation of another similar scheme for sewer network.