58 reservoirs to be commissioned, water for all by 2009:CM

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New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the Delhi Jal Board will commission 58 Underground Reservoirs by March 2009 and this will ensure supply of drinking water to all.

''Water supply through tankers would soon become a part of history. Nobody would be deprived of drinking water which is a basic necessity,'' she said, addressing a gathering after inaugurating the newly constructed Underground Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station at Jal Vihar, Jal Sadan.

She expressed confidence that the governments of Haryana and UP would cooperate in commissioning of Nangloi and Bawana plants and full operationationalisation of Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant.

Calling upon the people to make judicious use of water, she said that Delhi continues to be an attraction for people and demand for water and electricity is increasing day-by-day.

Talking about the various developmental works undertaken by her government during the past eight years, the Chief Minister said six modern Foot Over Bridges with escalators would be commissioned soon which would provide safe and secure passage to pedestrian while crossing roads with heavy traffic. At least 28 such FOBs would come up by March 2008.

Ms Dikshit said her Government has taken up an ambitious scheme of construction of four lakh low cost houses for weaker sections of the society.

The newly constructed Underground Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station at Jal Vihar, Lajpat Nagar with a capacity of 3.35 Million Gallons per day will meet the water demand of the residents with better pressure and will ensure equitable distribution of supply for longer hours.

The scheme consisting of Underground Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station has been completed at a total cost of Rs 1,014 lakhs.

With commissioning of the new Underground Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station the duration of availability of water supply will be doubled and water will available at better pressure.

The areas which will benefit are Lajpat Nagar-I, II and III, Nehru Nagar, Bhogal, Jangpura Extn., Defence Colony, Kotla Mubarakpur, NDSE-I and II and Andrews Ganj.

UNI

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