To eliminate the sewerage-related woes of the Delhiites, the Kejriwal Government is working relentlessly to improve the sewerage network across the capital. Taking a step ahead in the same direction, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia approved a project of Rs 64 lakhs for cleaning the trunk sewer line from Punjabi Bagh SPS to Shiv Mandir Manohar Park (East Punjabi Bagh) in Karampura Ward of Moti Nagar. After the cleaning of the Punjabi Bagh trunk sewer line, the people of Manohar Park, Madan Park, Channamal Park, Jaidev Park, and East Punjabi Bagh will not have to face the problem of sewer overflow. Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia has also directed the Delhi Jal Board to complete this work on a priority basis and within the stipulated timelines.
While speaking about the project Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “The desilting of the trunk sewer line from SPS Punjabi Bagh to Shiv Mandir Manohar Park (East Punjabi Bagh) in Karampura ward of Moti Nagar will be done by the Kejriwal government. Due to the accumulation of silt in this sewer line, the flow of sewage water was getting disrupted. Excessive pumping from the SPS, especially during the rainy season, leads to back-overflow. Because of this, there is a problem of water logging on the road which leads to traffic jams. In such a situation, after the desilting of the Punjabi Bagh trunk sewer line, the people of the area will get rid of the problem of sewer overflow.”
The total length of this sewer line from SPS Punjabi Bagh to Shiv Mandir Manohar Park is about 2.60 km. This trunk sewer line starts from Manohar Park and caters to the discharge from Manohar Park, Madan Park, Channamal Park, Jaidev Park, East Punjabi Bagh, etc. Covering a distance of more than 15 kilometres, it reaches the Nilothi Plant STP. The sewer does not flow properly due to blockage and silt etc. in the sewer line. To tackle the problem Delhi government has instructed DJB to desilt the sewer line till Punjabi Bagh SPS so that the sewerage system of the command area of Punjabi Bagh trunk sewer can be operated smoothly. Along with this, all other drains in the area near Road No. 23, Manohar Park, etc. will be connected to the DJB sewer line. This step will prove to be effective in preventing sewage from falling into the Najafgarh drain.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said that the government is working on improving the sewerage management system in Delhi. Jal Board has sewage pumping stations in different areas of Delhi, through which sewage is pumped from the sewer line to the STP. These pumping stations are being monitored through IoT electronic devices. If the level of sewerage water in the pumping station is higher than normal, the water board officials will get information about it immediately from the sensor installed in the equipment, which will lead to better sewerage management. He said, “Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has given the responsibility of cleaning the Yamuna to the Delhi Jal Board, the way the Delhi government redeveloped the schools and hospitals in the previous tenure, similarly this time its main objective is to clean the Yamuna on a priority basis. Under this, all the houses in Delhi will be connected to the sewer line, so that the people of the area can get relief from sewer-related issues.”