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‘Japanese firm to help tackle water crisis’

delhi Updated: Apr 06, 2011 23:01 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Dipak Misra

The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Delhi high court that it has decided to take the help of a Japanese company for preparing the master plan to tackle the water crisis in the Capital.

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) told a bench of chief justice Dipak Misra and justice Reva Khetrapal that the officials of water body were in consultation with Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) for preparing the master plan.

The plan is expected to be ready by June, DJB lawyer Sumeet Pushkarna said.

It would provide infrastructural facility in existing and new areas of the city in accordance with the Delhi Master Plan 2021.

It was also submitted that after accepting suggestions from Tokyo-based JICA, the DJB would start constructing underground reservoirs at various places to ensure adequate water supply. There will also be emphasis on increased usage of treated sewage water.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by Surender Sharma, an advocate, alleging that the DJB has failed to supply adequate water to the public despite various assurances.