The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Tuesday announced that it will involve private sector in the overall management, maintenance and distribution of water in three areas of the city.
Many of the projects under the public-private partnership will be undertaken in areas like Vasant Vihar, Malviya Nagar and Nangloi.
Chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also the agency's chairperson, had earlier informed the Delhi Assembly about the plans to reform the water sector on the lines of power sector.
The DJB has also announced setting up of a revenue management system and a tanker management system, besides deciding to introduce a biometric attendance system for its employees.
Out of the total plan outlay, Rs 925 crore has been set aside to improve the distribution network, Rs 9 crore for slum clusters and Rs 136 crore to set up water supply network in unauthorised colonies.