The residents of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation may soon have cold drinking water to quench their thirst in the scorching heat. The corporation is in the process of chalking out the logistics, said the SDMC Mayor Sarita Choudhary on Friday. First the scheme would be launched on a pilot basis.

“We have identified some areas. It is a pilot project under which drinking water will be made available to the citizens. We are exploring the possibilities before us. The scheme may be implemented on the PPP mode or it can directly be funded by the relevant department,” she said.

Ms. Choudhary also announced that in the coming year all the 86 rural and 115 urbanised villages would be developed and be provided with facilities like street light, proper drainage system, parks and better health services.

“The development of unauthorised colonies and rural areas are my top-most priority. There is a budgetary provision of Rs.75 crore for development of rural areas. Layout plan for unauthorised colonies will be prepared in this year. We have already prepared layout plans for four colonies,” Ms. Choudhary said.

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