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Rapid Metro firm to harvest water table

india Updated: Nov 30, 2011 00:47 IST
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In an attempt to improve the water table, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (RMRG) has developed a technique to recharge ground water.

The RMRG has tied up with the NGO, SURGE, in order to tackle the problem of water shortage and depleting water level. Gurgaon has alluvial plain which is considered good for ground water recharge. The first two locations have been identified near Bristol Chowk and Sikanderpur Chowk to carry out the process.

"The project will take care of filtering rain water before allowing it to go for recharging into the ground. There will be two pits of different sizes and that will be sound technically," a DLF official said.

It is estimated that the project will recharge about 16,000 to 18,000 litres of water at a time. The resources can be recharged in four-five hours with average rainfall, said DLF Metro spokesperson Sarvesh Tiwari.

He said that the project is in final stage and it will be executed soon. There will be a maintenance team which will ensure cleanliness of harvesting pits.

The DLF Rapid Metro has adopted the rain water harvesting system, which is mandatory for any such construction projects as per the guidelines of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

The deputy commissioner (DC) has already issued instructions to ensure water harvesting system with construction work.

"Whether it is DLF Metro or elsewhere, this has to be done so as to fall in line of rules of the government," said PC Meena, DC Gurgaon.