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CM Exhorts DJB to Coordinate better with RWAs

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New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister and Chairperson Delhi Jal Board Sheila Dikshit today directed the DJB to constitute an Apex Committee to encourage interaction with RWAs to tackle pilferage/leakage of drinking water in the city.

During a meeting with RWA representatives at the Delhi Secretariat here, Ms Dikshit exhorted the Zonal Committees of the DJB to introduce modern management practices, to overcome shortage of drinking water during summers.

She also called upon representatives of RWAs to offer constructive and workable suggestions for bringing about improvements in the services of the DJB.

The CM also instructed the DJB to chalk out a 'plan of action' for smooth functioning of the water distribution network and have the Apex Committee and 25 Zonal Committees constituted immediately, with due representation to the RWAs.

The RWAs came out with certain suggestions for the city's water problems which included standby arrangements for pumping sets in case of power cuts, cleaning of underground tanks, separation of sewage and water lines, monthly interaction with DJB officials, streamlining of water supply through tankers, augmentation of complaint system, rainwater harvesting, putting an end to sale of illegal water, making distinction between boring and water harvesting, recycling of water, curbing pilferage and leakage, identification of on-line boosters, monitoring peak period consumption of water and training of DJB staff for better communication and public dealing.

Chief Executive Officer said the DJB will act in a pro-active manner for redressing consumer complaints and assured the RWAs that DJB will act promptly on suggestions made by them.

UNI AN PA KN1656

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