New Delhi: The Delhi government is working on a war footing to complete the cleaning of the Yamuna by 2025 and to connect the houses in all unauthorized colonies with sewer lines. In this series, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia approved the project of construction of two dams (weirs) on Shah Alam Dam Road to stop the dirty water flowing into the Jahangirpuri drain.
Will cost Rs 1.7 crore
After the completion of the work of this project costing Rs 1.7 crore, the sewerage coming out from the colonies of the area will be sent for treatment through the nearest SPS, after which the treated water will flow into the Yamuna. The Deputy Chief Minister has directed the officials of Delhi Jal Board to make the project as per the expectations and complete the quality work within the time limit.
Westerwater will be diverted to Jahangirpuri SPS
Deputy Chief Minister said that we are continuously working towards making Yamuna clean and better sewerage management. Under this, two dams (weirs) will be constructed on Shah Alam Dam Road to stop the dirty water flowing into the Jahangirpuri drain. Also, westerwater will be diverted to Jahangirpuri SPS. Sewerage will be taken to STP through SPS. Sewer water will be treated at Coronation Pillar STP.
Due to construction of dams on sub-drains, treated water will fall in Yamuna
At present, the flow of dirty water of these drains is being made by making dams with the help of earthen bags, but this is a temporary arrangement. Permanent structure is needed to keep the flow of these drains smooth. In such a situation, the Kejriwal government has decided to construct dams (weirs) on both the sub-drains, so that westerwater can be diverted to SPS Jahangirpuri. The SPS will be sent through sewer lines to the nearest Sewerage Treatment Plant for treatment, after which only treated water from the Coronation Pillar will flow into the Najafgarh drain. Along with this, clean water will fall in Yamuna.
To clean the river, it is necessary to clean its sources.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that to clean any big river, it is necessary to clean its sources. On the same lines, the Kejriwal government has taken up the task of cleaning all the dirty drains falling into the Yamuna. Continuous work is being done to solve the problem of pollution of Yamuna through drains. Several steps have been taken to improve the quality of drain water. As soon as the drains polluting the Yamuna are cleaned, the Yamuna will automatically start getting cleaned. The construction of dams (weirs) is proving to be an effective way to reduce the amount of pollutants in the contaminated drains found in the Yamuna.