Despite Haryana’s refusal to give the assured quantum of 80 MGD of water for the Munak canal, Delhi is still hopeful of getting Haryana to relent, said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday.
Ms. Dikshit said her government was concerned about the project that is nearing completion for which more than Rs.300 crore has been released so far.
Speaking after inaugurating the 10 MGD recycling unit at the Bhagirathi water treatment plant, Ms. Diskhit said the Delhi Government was continuing to hold dialogue with the Haryana Government about Munak-Hyderpur canal and was hopeful of resolving the issue.
The Chief Minister pointed out that even the Prime Minister had expressed concern about completion of the project within the stipulated time.
On the issue of water conservation, she said it was the responsibility of every citizen to promote and employ efficient usage of water resources. The plant inaugurated on Thursday, she said, would improve the water situation in the city. She said the DJB was making several efforts to ensure safe and clean drinking water to the residents.
DJB Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Negi said the plant built at a cost of Rs.13.34 crore will add another 10 MGD to the existing water capacity and benefit more than 2 lakh people in the trans-Yamuna area.
The recycling plant will provide additional 10 MGD water by treating the total recovered waste water from the existing plant. DJB is in the process of building a waste water recovery plant in Chandrawal water treatment complex as well.
To maximise the use of water and minimise its wastage, DJB has already commissioned a 16 MGD water treatment plant at Haiderpur and a 11 MGD plant at Wazirabad. An 8 MGD plant will be commissioned in Chandrawal in April 2010.