New Delhi, Mar 17 (UNI) Amid ongoing protests by Opposition over scarcity of water, the Delhi government today said it was hopeful of signing an MoU for full supply of water to Sonia Vihar water treatment plant shortly.
Addressing the House on day one of Delhi Legislative Assembly Budget Session here, Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna said the government has endeavoured to enhance availability of water for people. ''We are hopeful of signing an MoU for full supply of water to Sonia Vihar water treatment plant...once full supply is received, the production shall increase by another 30-35 MGD. We also hope to receive another 80 MGD of water on completion of the remaining portion of Munak canal by Haryana,'' he said.
To further augument production of water, the Delhi Jal Board will complete construction of recycling plants at Haiderpur, Wazirabad, Bhagirathi and Chandrawal water treatment plants by September, 2008.
''This will enable utilisation of around eight per cent of the water which is otherwise lost in the treatment process,'' the LG added.
The Delhi Jal Board is also undertaking construction of 53 new underground reserviors and booster pumping stations in Delhi. The proposed reserviors, when completed in December, 2009, will ensure a more equitable water distribution in large parts of Delhi.
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