Laying water, sewer lines in unauth colonies to be accelerated: CM

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the Delhi Jal Board would accelerate laying of water and sewer lines in all unauthorised colonies, aimed at changing face of these colonies before commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Speaking at a function after laying the foundation stone of a 20 million litre capacity Underground Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station at Avantika, the Chief Minister, informing that the Delhi Jal Board would construct 53 UGRs before the commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, said there was bound to be substantial improvement in the water supply position in the city in the coming years.

Ms Dikshit said a scheme of construction of 14 UGRs/BPS at different locations in West, North-West amounting to Rs.263 crore was approved by the Delhi Jal Board.

''This UGR is a part of the main scheme,''she said.

Also present on the occasion were state Development Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and DJB CEO Arun Mathur.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Chauhan said the Delhi Government has started development works in 1450 unauthorised colonies and with budget of Rs 700 crore, the Delhi Rural Development Board is working for overall development in rural areas.

Mr Chauhan described this as an important project which once completed would overcome scarcity of drinking water in Shahbad Daulatpur and Mangolpuri Assembly Segments apart from enhancement of pressure of supply even at tail end. The UGR at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crores would become functional by June 2009.

Mr Chauhan also announced that work on the Mukarba Chowk flyover is in full swing and four sleep roads would start next month. Also, work on the of Signature Bridge project would also start in April.

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