Residents of Delhi will soon be able to track the movement of water tankers on a real-time basis. The Delhi government on Tuesday said all water tankers, including private ones. would be fitted with GPS.
“All water tankers will be equipped with GPS in the next 15 days,” said a senior government official.
The city is heavily dependent on tankers for serving its peak summer water demand.
“In order to bring more transparency and improve the quality of service, we have decided to fit GPS in all tankers. We will make such data available in the public domain so that all Delhiites can check the movement of tankers on a real-time basis,” AAP MLA and Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Kapil Mishra said.
The move is aimed at bringing transparency in the delivery of water to DJB consumers even as DJB officials said that the idea is to move eventually to piped water supply and gradually phase out tankers.
According to an estimate, DJB owns 250-odd tankers and,during peak summer, an additional 750 private tankers are also used to supply water in the various corners of the city.