Satyendar Jain, Chairman of the Water Minister and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), held a meeting to review the situation of 600 bodies of water and lakes in Delhi.
He directed the officials concerned to give priority to cleaning up the waters and lakes.
However, the regulation for treated water should be done in parallel, he instructed. The minister also urged officials to complete the work on time. In order to bring the desired amount of water of 10-12 MGD to the area of Lake Paschim Vihar and other green belts, the minister ordered the laying of a special pipeline from Keshopur STP to the point of Lake Paschim Vihar.
He instructed that the ordinance forest near Shakurpur train station should be supplied with treated water from the Mangolpuri Joint Sewage Treatment Plant (CETP).
Mr. Jain also reviewed the work of Iradat Nagar Lake, which will receive 25 MGD of water from Rithala STP. The project is expected to be completed in a year and will contribute to groundwater recharge in North Delhi.
He also instructed that the DJB should complete the Najafgarh Lake rejuvenation project and develop it as a polishing pond to improve the incoming 5MGD water from Najafgarh STP to 3 mg / L BOD using natural wetlands and aeration.
Instructions were also given to expedite construction work for the lake in Dwarka WTP, which was delayed due to various administrative reasons. The lake will extend over an area of 10-12 hectares.
Creation of two lakes
The minister instructed the creation of two lakes in addition to the existing 7 acres lake at Pappankalan STP. The cleaning of 200 bodies of water and all lakes under the DJB was ordered before the monsoon
Mr. Jain strictly instructed senior DJB officials to ensure that no sewer pipe is connected to a strong water drain and that no sewage enters a strong water drain. The DJB was instructed to submit a report by April 10th.