A study of the possibility of giving 24-hour water supply in the city would be conducted, with the Delhi Jal Board on Monday approving the appointment of a consultant for the same.
In a statement, the DJB said the Board, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the proposal to hire a consultant to carry out a feasibility study to see if 24/7 water supply can be provided. Currently, the DJB’s network provides about 900 million gallons per day (MGD) of treated water.
“The Delhi Jal Board is working 24/7 for augmentation of water supply in Delhi and better water supply to the people of Delhi. Looking at the various projects being undertaken and approved by the Board in recent times, the Board today approved the hiring of a consultant to study the possibility of 24-hour water supply,” the statement said.
The plan would include creation of district-metered areas to monitor the distribution in the particular area, getting better water pressure and reducing contamination and leakage.
At Monday’s meeting, the Board also extended the deadline for legalising illegal water connections at a reduced rate. The scheme, which gives applicants the chance to get an authorised water connection for ₹500 for domestic and ₹1,500 for commercial or industrial connections, was extended till June 30.
In addition, the Board approved the extension of the scheme giving reduced development charges for unauthorised colonies till June 30.
The Board also approved several water and sewerage network augmentation projects, including the setting up of 70 new borewells to increase water supply.