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Regularization And Transformation Of Unauthorized Colonies
We will provide registration rights with regard to property and sales deeds in resettlement colonies. Further, we will provide water and sewer lines, electricity, schools and hospitals in a systematic and phased manner. Multi-pronged action to make available these basic necessities is the only way of empowering unauthorized colonies, which is something that has never been attempted by the BJP or the Congress. Within one year of our government formation, these unauthorized colonies will be regularized and residents will be given ownership rights.
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Delhi Jal Board makes history by laying water pipelines to highest number of unauthorized colonies in a single year · DJB lays pipeline in 217 colonies in FY 2015-16; this is 11 times the number of colonies reached between 2005-09 · DJB achieves this feat despite laying minimum amount of re-laid pipes or new pipelines ever · Water Minister Kapil Mishra sets DJB target for 2016-17 at 300 colonies Dated : 18/4/2016 Amidst freshly released figures by the Delhi Jal Board, it was found that in the year 2015-2016, the first year of the new Delhi government under CM Arvind Kejriwal, only 19 km was re-laid and 167 km was newly laid with a total coverage of 217 colonies, which is the maximum colonies covered in one year in the history of the Delhi Jal Board. With this effort in the past year, the total number of unauthorized colonies covered by water pipelines is 1119. This is in stark contrast to the year, 2007-08, when the Delhi Jal Board under the Congress’ Delhi Government laid 210 kms of new water supply network and re-laid 347 kms of existing water supply only to cover 0 colonies. Further, in total, from 2005-09, 1330 km of network was replaced and 1130 km was laid but only 20 colonies in total were reached. As recently as in 2013-14, which was the last year of the Congress Government in Delhi, over 350 kms of water pipeline were laid with only 34 colonies covered. Water Minister Kapil Mishra said, “During the election campaign, our CM Arvind Kejriwal ji made a special commitment of the provision of basic rights and facilities to all unauthorized colonies which have long been left from the planning process by successive Union and state governments. The Delhi Jal Board under his leadership has delivered on the promises made to the Aam Aadmi. I congratulate the entire engineering and project management team at Delhi Jal Board for this excellent effort in reaching every corner of Delhi.” He added, “Earlier, pipes used to be re-laid only to benefit contractors and not the common man. In this FY 2015-16, we have re-laid the least amount of pipeline and yet reached the most number of colonies in one year. If you calculate the number of colonies reached per kilometer network laid, the AAP Government of 2015-16 has been 144 times more efficient than the Delhi Government from 2005-09. That is all I need to say.” The Delhi Jal Board plans to reach 300 colonies in the coming year and seeks to reach every house with piped water supply by December 2017.

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The execution of the first phase of the Sewerage Master Plan for Delhi is in progress. Around 220 km new sewer pipelines have been laid to provide internal sewerage facilities in 24 unauthorized colonies. This year, 200 other unauthorized colonies will be benefitted with internal sewerage facilities.

Sangam Vihar residents to be provided with piped water supply, benefitting around 3 lac people · To further improve its water and wastewater services, benefit of reduced rate of new water and sewer connections made more inclusive · Board to provide water distribution system in Swatantra Nagar Ph-II, Bhagya Vihar Jain Nagar Colony, benefitting around 55000 people · The Board to rehabilitate major sewer line on MB Road from Batra Hospital to junction of Mathura Road @KapilMishraAAP, Hon’ble Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board and Minister of Water, Govt. of NCT of Delhi chaired the 125th Board meeting of the Delhi Jal Board, held on 15th December, 2015. Sh. Dinesh Mohaniya, Vice Chairperson, DJB, Sh. Keshav Chandra, CEO, DJB, members of the Board and senior officials of DJB were present in the meeting. During the meeting, the Members of the Board deliberated upon and approved key projects/schemes to improve the water and wastewater services provided by the Board. The Board accorded approval to the work of providing internal water distribution pipeline network in Sangam Vihar group of colonies comprising of 38 unauthorized colonies falling under Devli and Sangam Vihar at total estimated cost of Rs. 89.67 Crores. The piped water supply will be gradually extended to more number of unauthorized colonies of the area, benefitting around 3 lac people. At present the water supply is being provided through tankers, tube-wells and public hydrants. The water shall be fed from the UGR at ESI Hospital, Okhla Phase-II. The Government of NCT of Delhi had approved the scheme for levy of development charge for water and sewer respectively @Rs. 100 per sq. mtr. for domestic consumer with the plot size up to 200 sq. mtrs. in colonies falling under D,E,F,G and H categories with effect from 26.06.2015 to 25.09.2015. Applications in all zones which have been received prior to 26.06.2015 and have not been issued bills or who have not made the payment may be covered under the extension of the scheme proposed to be notified by the Govt. and would be on the same terms and conditions. Applications which have been received in the Z.R.O. offices after 25.09.2015 and against which either bills have not been issued or applicant is not paying the bill will also be covered under this scheme. The Board approved the work of providing and fixing 250 Stainless steel containers of 4 KL and 9 KL capacity at a total estimated cost of Rs. 9.21 Crores in order to make potable water available at the doorstep of the consumers living in those areas not yet covered under the piped water network. The Board has been making sustained efforts to bring new areas of the city into piped water and wastewater network. In line with these efforts, the Board gave its consent to provide the water distribution system in Swatantra Nagar Ph-II (Part-B), an unauthorised colony. Presently there is no water distribution network in this colony and drinking water is being supplied through water tankers, tube-wells. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 5.85 Crores. This scheme will benefit around 55,000 persons. The Board also gave approval to the work of providing Ductile Iron Water lines in Bhagya Vihar Jain Nagar Colony Ranikhera, an unauthorized colony in the Mundka constituency at a total estimated cost of Rs. 3.55 Crores. To improve the water supply in Major Bhupinder Singh Nagar group of colonies and parts of Khyala group of colonies in Tilak Nagar Constituency, the Board approved the work of providing, laying and commissioning of Ductile Iron (DI) pipeline in varying diameter in a length of 4.3 km through open cut, at a total estimated cost of Rs. 4.13 Crores. In order to address the problem of surcharged sewers in the network on the command of Kalyanpuri Sewage Pumping Station, the Board approved the work of providing and laying an independent rising main of 1000 mm diameter from Mandawali Sewage Pumping Station to Kondli Wastewater Treatment Plant, at a total estimated cost of Rs.19.58 Crores. The Board agreed to make payment of Rs. 3.28 Crores to Haryana Irrigation Department towards maintenance charges of raw water carrier system for supply of raw water to Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant. Approval was accorded by the Board for the work of rehabilitation of 1100-1200 mm diameter sewer line by trenchless method with CIPP liner on MB Road from Batra Hospital to junction of Mathura Road at a total estimated cost of Rs. 58.09 Crores. The Board approved the proposal for signing an MoU with CSIR-NEERI for Project Management Consultancy. This will usher in a new chapter in environment friendly wastewater treatment and management practices. @KapilMishraAAP, Hon’ble Minister for Water and Chairperson, DJB said, “We are in the process of procuring stainless steel tankers for areas which are not under the water and wastewater network of the Board. It is important to provide basic amenities like safe drinking water to the residents of the city as it will bring a significant change in their living conditions. Apart from this, efforts are underway to provide water services to a number of unauthorized colonies.” Sh. Keshav Chandra, CEO, DJB said, ” In order to meet the demands of the consumers, the Board has decided that consumers who have applied for new water and sewer connections will have to pay reduced rate of development charges as applicable. Our focus is to include more consumers under the billing net of the DJB and provide better and more sustainable services in the water and wastewater sector to the citizens of Delhi.”

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A drive has been launched to to upgrade the existing toilets in JJ Bastis and augment them by constructing new toilets. More than 3000 toilet seats have been added or upgraded during February - December 2015 corresponding to 93 toilet complexes. Water has been taken to each toilet seat and flushing systems have been provided.

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A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been set up to look into the issue of regularization of unauthorized colonies. The cut off date for unauthorized colonies is January 1, 2015.

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DJB provides golden opportunity for regularization of domestic unauthorized water connections Charges reduced from Rs. 18,644 to Rs. 3,310 for regularization of domestic unauthorized water connections The new scheme notified on 28.05.2015 DJB has notified today a new scheme for regularization of domestic unauthorized water connections. The scheme was approved by the Board in its last meeting. Under the new scheme the regularization charges have been substantially reduced. It is another major step by DJB towards enforcing better water accounting as well as reduction in the non-revenue water. It is also aimed at bringing more consumers in the billing net of DJB. Presently, DJB has 2.15 lakh consumers and it is estimated that a number of households/establishments are outside the DJB Billing network. Under the new scheme the domestic consumers having unauthorized water connection(s) can apply for regularization of water connection by paying the nominal amount of Rs. 3310 only. Earlier such consumers had to pay Rs. 18, 644 which included penalty and water charge in the domestic category for three years plus other regular initial charges, for the regularization of an unauthorized water connection. The measure is focussed on providing convenience to consumers and the Board is encouraging more and more people to apply for regularization of domestic unauthorized water connections to bring them into the ambit of its water and sewage network. Recently the Government of NCT of Delhi has also reduced the water and sewer development charges by almost 80%. This decision coupled with the notification issued today to liberalize regularization of unauthorized connections in entire Delhi will bring a big relief to the citizens. It will also encourage people to regularize their water connections at a low cost in a hassle free manner. The number of consumers is expected to grow sharply, increasing revenue of DJB and bring down non-revenue water.

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