New Delhi: *11th August 2020*Honble VC: DJB, Sh. Raghav Chadha along Hari Nagar Vidhan Sabha MLA Rajkumari Dhillon and with senior officers & officials visited the project site today early morning i.e 11th August, 2020 to inspect the progress of the construction of UGR/BPS in Mayapuri, West Delhi which was expected to complete in 18 months, but is delayed by over 14 months and counting. The Under Ground Reservoir at Mayapuri was inaugurated in 2018 to keep pace with the growing water demands of the area and ensure proper equitable and supply to all.
Shri Raghav Chadha, VC: DJB expressed disappointment over the non-completion of the project, pulled up the officers as the slow pace of the project is affecting water needs of the residents of parts of Subhash Nagar, Hari Nagar, Maya Enclave, M - Block, Khazan Basti, A-Block, Mayapuri Ph I & II etc. The awarded cost of the project is approximately Rs.14 cr.
Reprimanding the contractor for delaying the project by over 14 months, Shri Raghav Chadha said "Show cause notice is issued to the concerned contractor as delay in completion of the project and laxity in work is posing a problem for residents of the command area. The contractor has failed to fulfil his contractual obligation of completing the UGR construction within 18 months, that is by June 2019. Such unprofessional conduct and laxity will not be tolerated. An undertaking of detailed timelines with regard to the completion of this work be also sought from the contractor, apart from invoking contractual liability for failing to conclude the work in the agreed time frame." He further said that this would come across as an example for all the contractors as delay in work is not acceptable and those erring officials and contractors will face the music.
To rationalize the water distribution system of Delhi a study was conducted, according to this study a proposal for constructing this UGR was formulated. Proposed UGR of 12.4 ML capacity UGR/BPS was proposed to be constructed at Mayapuri. This UGR will be fed by South Delhi Main of 1500 mm dia emanating from Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant upto Janakpuri District Centre. Also another 700mm dia water line will be laid from the water main that goes upto Kirti Nagar UGR to feed this UGR.
On commissioning of this Mayapuri UGR/BPS a population of 1.50 lakh will be benefited with equitable water distribution with increased pressure. At present these areas are getting water from Subhash Nagar UGR, online booster Tilaknagar and from Naraina Main.