Delhi

CM inaugurates work on laying of water lines in 13 illegal colonies

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference in New Delhi. File

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference in New Delhi. File   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Project costing ₹14.40 crore will be completed in 12 months

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated the work of laying of water pipelines in 13 unauthorised colonies in Deoli Assembly constituency.

On completion of the work, it will benefit two lakh residents, the government said. The project, which will cost ₹14.40 crore will be completed in 12 months.

Reminding the people residing in unauthorised colonies in Deoli of a promise he had made two months back, Mr. Kejriwal said that he kept his promise and water from the Ganga would reach their homes soon and they would be free of the “tanker mafia”.

He said that the BJP and Congress governments had ruled Delhi for several years but could not manage to do what his government could do in four years.

“Other parties come making promises every year and fool the people of unauthorised colonies by making false promises as they considered residents of unauthorised colonies as outsiders. Only AAP has managed to make these colonies authorised within four years,” Mr. Kejriwal said. He also assured them that the registration would start soon.

The CM added that work of building streets, drains, sewers and bringing piped water had already started.

The Delhi government said that once the project is completed, filtered drinking water to these colonies will be supplied through the 7.1-MG UGR near ESI Hospital, Okhla Industrial Area Phase-I.

“Once completed, this internal water supply scheme will benefit two lakh people residing in A-Block, B-Block,B-1 Block, B-Block Y area, A-Block, L-Block, L-1: A-Block, C Block: Part-I, L-1st Block, C-Block, L-Block, F-3 Block, C-Block: Part-II of Sangam Vihar Colony,” the government said.

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