Piped water supply in all unauthorised colonies in 2 years save 113 colonies
Many who have been waiting for piped water supply in Okhla here is an important regarding the most burning subject as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ensured residents of unauthorized colonies that pied water supply will be implemented in the next two years.
The government has set aside Rs 3,274 crore for the schemes and projects of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) for the financial year 2021-22.
There are 1,799 unauthorised colonies in Delhi and of these 1,622 now come under DJB’s piped water supply network, Sisodia said.
“Water supply to all unauthorised colonies will be ensured in a phased manner in the next two years except 113 colonies which have not yet received a no objection certificate from the Archaeological Survey of India or those that fall in the forest area,” he said.
Presenting the Budget, Sisodia said 93 per cent of the families in the national capital now have access to piped water supply.
The Interceptor Sewer Project (ISP) is also around 99 per cent completed, he said.
“With the help of STPs and ISP, the Yamuna can now be cleaned completely within the next three years,” he said.