Water utility nod for revamp of Nangloi treatment plant
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) today gave a formal approval for revamping water supply in areas under the Nangloi water treatment plant in west Delhi under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.delhi Updated: Oct 26, 2012 23:32 IST
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday gave a formal approval for revamping water supply in areas under the Nangloi water treatment plant in west Delhi under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
The work, awarded at a capital cost of Rs 652.32 crore, will include improvement and revamping of the existing water supply through operating the water treatment plant, transmission and distribution network. The cost of road restoration too is included in this award.
The decision was in the pipeline for many months and was formalised during the 110th board meeting chaired by chairperson and chief minister Sheila Dikshit, a statement from the water utility said.
Activists have already thrashed the DJB's decision to go for the PPP model as a discreet step towards privatisation. The DJB has already embarked on pilot projects based on PPP models in Malviya Nagar, Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli.
The board meeting also approved the renovation and reconstruction of the Chandrawal water treatment plant - 1930 vintage, the oldest in Delhi - through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan funding.
"The ultimate objective of the project is to achieve equitable and continuous water distribution in the project area by improving the water supply network," the DJB statement said, adding the estimated cost of the project is R1,704 crore for a period of 10 years.
Consumer Care Centres at DJB offices at Greater Kailash I and Jal Sadan office complex for improving consumer complaints redressal system at a total package cost of Rs 6.15 crore too were approved at the meeting.