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Slow pace of Saket sewer pipeline project irks DJB

The Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman was utterly disappointment with progress of the pipeline project in Saket and directed the officials to speed up the works.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Delhi Jal Board vice chairman, Saurabh Bhardwaj, conducted a surprise inspection of the new sewer pipeline project, which is being developed by the DJB in Saket area.

Bhardwaj took stock of the progress of the project and directed the officials to speed up the construction work.

During the inspection, the Delhi Jal Board vice chairman talked to the officials concerned of the project on the spot.
Bhardwaj asked for the complete information about the pipeline project and also the progress report of the project.

The officials concerned informed that 21 per cent of the project work is already complete and the remaining work will also be completed within the stipulated time.

Thereafter, the Vice chairman expressed his disappointment over the current progress of the pipeline project and directed the officials to expeditiously complete the work within the new deadline.

As per the officials, the speed of the project work had slowed down due to the COVID-19 related lockdown and restrictions, migration of labourers and monsoon. They held that now the project work has once again picked up speed.

The new sewer line project has been started by the Delhi Jal Board in many areas including Saket and its surrounding colonies like Pushp Vihar, Panchsheel Park, Swami Nagar and Greater Kailash with the aim to increase the capacity of the sewer line.

Under the new project, the about 20 km long sewer line is being rehabilitated. With a cost of around Rs 65 crore, 21 percent of the project work has been completed. Lakhs of people living in these colonies will benefit directly with the completion of this project as they will get rid of their sewer related problems.

Bhardwaj gave clear instructions during his inspection visit to the officials of DJB and the company working on the project that there must not be any delay in completion of the project.

He said that no delay will be tolerated and necessary action will follow in case there is any delay in the project.

Showing his seriousness regarding the sewer line project, Bhardwaj also directed the officers to submit the progress report of the project at regular intervals.