The Delhi Jal Board today removed the cap of ten water connections per residential multi-storey building. Until now, buildings with more than 10 flats were provided a bulk water connection and were required to have an underground tank. The decision was taken at a meeting of the DJP board chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal “There are several building in Delhi which have more than 10-flats and thus it was decided to do away with the cap to make every resident get a legal connection irrespective of the number of flats and connections in the building,” said a senior government official.
In its 132nd meeting, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) also approved setting up of 93 decentralised Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), and Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of victims of sewer deaths since 1993, the official said. In-principle approval has been granted by the board to set up 348 Mohalla Clinics at DJB locations, he said.
Further, Rs 10.49 crore for hydro power projects, payment of 7th Pay Commission allowances to employees, and water audit through flow-meters, were also approved in the meeting. Laying of water and sewer lines in several areas of the city including Madhu Vihar, Kirari, Rajnagar Extension II in Bijwasan, Gokulpur, Karawal Nagar and Mustafabad, Jhilmil Colony, Vikaspuri Group of Colonies, and Kamruddin Nagar, has been given a green signal by the board, he added.