NDMC aaproves providing water pipeline connection in slum clusters

- March 6, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The council sanctioned Rs 14.10 crore for providing and fixing new smart water meters. Rs 148.66 crore for rehabilitation of the old sewer line in the NDMC area was also approved, Upadhyay said

In a recent meeting, the New Delhi Municipal Council has given the green light to several crucial initiatives. Officials announced plans to provide piped water connections in slum clusters, allocate funds for construction and demolition waste disposal, and undertake the cleaning of Kushak drain.

During a press briefing, NDMC Vice-Chairman Satish Upadhyay highlighted the approval of the draft Right of Way policy for both underground and over-ground telecommunication infrastructure.

Additionally, the council has agreed to create new positions, including five senior residents and four junior residents, at the Dental Care Clinic on Dharam Marg, in response to the growing number of patients.

Under the ‘Har Ghar Jal Yojana’, water supply will soon reach every household in the JJ clusters within the NDMC area. An allocation of Rs 12.73 crore has been earmarked for providing individual piped water connections in the JJ clusters and other unauthorised colonies under the AMRUT 2.0 scheme. The initiative has already commenced in Sanjay Gandhi Camp and Vivekananda Camp.

To address water quality concerns, the council has approved the implementation of a decentralised wastewater treatment solution for the Kushak drain stretch from S P Marg to Kamal Attaturk Marg, in consultation with IIT-Kanpur. A budget of Rs 169.57 crore has been set aside for high-tech cleaning and 12 years of operation and maintenance.

Further allocations include Rs 14.10 crore for installing new smart water meters and Rs 148.66 crore for rehabilitating old sewer lines in the NDMC area.

Moreover, a budget of Rs 52.79 crore has been sanctioned for the collection, transportation, and disposal of construction and demolition waste in the region for an initial period of five years, extendable by two years.

Lastly, the NDMC plans to establish a semi-automated kitchen at the Atal Adarsh Bengali Girl School in the Gole Market area to cater to the mid-day meal needs of 7,000 to 8,000 students from six NDMC/Navyug schools for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of extension for two more years. (With inputs from PTI)