Delhi sewer network to cover all eligible homes by June 2022, says Jain
State water minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the government plans to connect all households under “sewered areas” with the existing sewer network by June 2022. He also said the sewer lines that meet the city’s stormwater drains will be disconnected by March 31 next year.
Jain held a board meeting with senior Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials on Thursday, and discussed water contamination, mixing of storm-water drains and sewage line and projects related to improving wastewater collection.
He said all the households will get sewer connections and no household will be allowed to discharge wastewater into nearby drain or Yamuna.
“The Delhi government is committed to laying sewer lines in all colonies. All officials were given a month’s time to formulate the policies for the implementation of the water and sewer connections. Timelines for these projects have been fixed,” he added.
“This will divert all wastewater from the stormwater drain into the sewage treatment plants (STP). I have directed DJB officials to complete this project within six months so that wastewater can be diverted to STPs and only clean water flows into the river. A monthly assessment will be done to keep an account of the work that is being done in these projects,” Jain said.
A week after the Zirakpur Municipal Council issued a notice to the Residents' Welfare Association of Spangle Condos society over contaminated water supply from a tubewell, the body's members claimed they received the notice only on Wednesday and had initiated action. The RWA members said work had begun to install a new tubewell, which will be completed within a week. In the interim, water tankers had been arranged to meet the society's drinking water requirement.
The owner of Dombivli-based Manna Jewellers was attacked by an unknown man wearing a mask when Taraknath was in his shop on Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred at the Agarkar Road where Manna Taraknath, 50, has his gold jewellery shop. He was in the shop on Tuesday afternoon when an unknown person wearing a full face mask and a black T-shirt and a pant, entered the shop with a knife.
Kalwa police arrested a 65-year-old woman for allegedly kidnapping a five-year-old boy from Kalwa slum area on May 14 with the aim of selling Aditya Prasad. Police, who didn't have any clue about the accused, rescued the boy within 48 hours of the incident. On May 14, Aditya Prasad was playing with his friends at around 10pm outside his residence at Mafatlal slum area in Shantinagar, Kalwa.
Nerul police have booked a 42-year-old man living in Nerul for sexually assaulting his 15-year-old daughter on Tuesday morning. The accused fled after the incident and Nerul police have registered a case against him. The accused is a native of Jharkhand and has been working as a cook at a bungalow in Nerul Sector 21 for the last 25 years. He lived in the outhouse of the bungalow.
Following the conversion of a Titwala-CST general local train into an AC local train, the commuters taking the general local train at 8.33am from Titwala station are not pleased. They have demanded the normal local train to be reinstated rather than the AC train. A signature campaign was organised by Kalyan Karjat Kasara Railway Passengers Association on Wednesday with hundreds participating. Around 400 commuters registered their signatures in the campaign initiated by the association.