The Delhi Jal Board is set to ‘improve’ sewer lines in east Delhi at a cost of R10 crore, following an order from the city government, after 70 people died in the Lalita Park building collapse due to water accumulation in the basement.
The civic body has also decided to install a couple of five MGD (million gallon per day) sewage pumps at Preet Vihar to remove the accumulated water in the area around Laxmi Nagar, officials said.
Delhi Urban Development Minister AK Walia, along with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) CEO Ramesh Negi, took a round of Laxmi Nagar area on Wednesday to take stock of the work being carried out to improve sewage.
Walia told Negi to find a permanent solution to the problem of water accumulation and over flowing sewer lines in the area. The minister also directed DJB to prepare a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for sewer lines in the entire trans-Yamuna area for inclusion in the 12th Five Year Plan.