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Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung directs DDA to explore possibility of free water in Dwarka

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 6:07pm IST | Agency: PTI

Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to explore the possibility of providing free of charge water tankers to Dwarka for at least the next three months to tide over the water problem. DDA, in turn, said it will review the situation and assured the LT Governor that by May 20 water from 8 additional tube-wells shall be made available which will be able to serve Dwarka area.

Jung directed the DDA to speed up the work on these tube-wells so that additional water is immediately made available to the residents of Dwarka.
Jung had earlier directed the DDA to supplement water supply to Dwarka. 

Jung held a meeting in this regard with the Vice Chairman-DDA, Engineer Member-DDA, CEO-DJB, Member (Water) DJB, Deputy Commissioner (Revenue)-South West, tehsildar Dwarka and SDM Dwarka. The LG took another meeting with chief secretary and CEO of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and heads of all Discoms and Power secretary regarding power and water issues, which is a follow up meeting to the one taken by him on April 23. 

In compliance with Jung's instructions, the CEO of DJB said that in order to check spillage of water from tankers, they had inducted spill free stainless free tankers as also instituted the process of penalizing any violation of their directives to the existing fleet of water tankers in Delhi. The CEO also informed that the DJB had set up several control rooms to address queries of the citizens of Delhi and that three call centres and 24 local water emergencies have been made operational. 

In order to check whether these control rooms are working properly or not, a decoy call was made from the meeting room in Raj Niwas and Jung was satisfied with the response received. Jung also instructed the power secretary (Power) that there must not be any power outages in those areas which serve the DJB water treatment plants and the DJB operations must run smoothly.  He also asked for a status report on outages from the Discoms in the meeting and directed them to put out their status report on outages in the public domain through newspapers. Jung also directed the power secretary to form nodal officers to monitor outages in different parts of Delhi.

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