Former Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia is ensuring the welfare of Patparganj residents despite being in jail. He sent a message to Water Minister Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj regarding a drinking water issue in the area on Saturday. Upon receiving the message from Shri Manish Sisodia, Water Minister Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj held a meeting with the residents of the Patparganj assembly constituency. The minister heard the problems of the constituents related to drinking water and took measures to address them. Additionally, to solve the water problem in the area as soon as possible, the Delhi Jal Board officials were instructed to change the pump motor of the old UGR and start the Mandawali Ammonia plant soon.

Over the past few days, numerous residents of the Patparganj assembly constituency had been reaching out to the office of the former Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia, with complaints about water supply. Despite being jailed on baseless & fabricated charges, Shri Sisodia remained attentive to his constituents’ concerns. As such, visitors to Shri Manish Sisodia in jail informed him about the water supply issues in the area of his constituency. Consequently, the former Deputy Chief Minister managed to send a message from jail, urging Water Minister Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj to address the issue of drinking water. As a result, Water Minister Shri Bhardwaj organised a meeting today to listen to the concerns of the residents in the area. The meeting was attended by Member Water, Chief Water Works, Additional Chief Engineer Maintenance, and other officials of the Jal Board related to the assembly as well as dozens of residents.

Water Minister Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj explained the situation and said, “The Patparganj assembly receives water supply from two sources – Mandawali UGR No-1 and Mandawali No-2 UGR. However, the water level in these sources has decreased significantly in the past couple of months, dropping from the required 14 feet to a mere 10-11 feet. This has led to an inadequate supply of water in far-flung areas of the assembly, including Patparganj village, Shashi Garden Cluster, Pandav Nagar, Acharya Niketan, Mandawali, and parts of East and West Vinod Nagar. Additionally, the pump motor in the UGR has become obsolete, resulting in a low-pressure water supply. To address the situation and ensure a smooth water supply in the area, concerned officials of the Delhi Jal Board have been instructed to replace the pump motors in the UGR without delay.”

Water Minister Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj further said, “As per the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Government is working tirelessly to provide 24/7 clean tap water to every household. As part of this initiative, the water supply in the surrounding areas will be improved by increasing water production in the Patparganj Assembly. Delhi Jal Board officials have been directed to commence operations at the Ammonia plant in the area without any delay. The commissioning of the Ammonia plant will boost water production, thus, eliminating the drinking water crisis faced by the residents.”

During the meeting, local residents complained about the negligent attitude of the ZRO in Mandawali. They alleged that the ZRO did not take any action to resolve the issues faced by the people and mistreated them. Taking prompt action on this, the Water Minister issued a show cause notice to the ZRO.

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