Dwarka Residents wrote to 7 MPs of Delhi for Water Woes

Personal Attn. of SEVEN MP’s of NCT DELHI                      June 14, 2014

1. Shri. Parvesh Sahib Singh
2. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
3. Mr. Mahesh Giri
4. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi
5. Mr. Manoj Tiwari
6. Mr. Udit Raj
7. Mr. Ramesh Bidhuri

Dear MPs,

URGENT : BASIC & FUNDAMENTAL REQUEST – DRINKING WATER FOR DWARKA

Greetings from Dwarka Forum!

We would like to draw your attention to recent development of increasing the height of Narmada Dam by 17 Meters in Gujrat by the Govt within two days the Chief Minister and elected MPs of Gujarat met our Prime Miniser Shri. Narendra Modi and cost involved Rs. 90,000 crores as per report.

As elected members of NCT Delhi, we would also request you to urgently take up the MUNAK CANAL issue with PM for its resolution. The Delhi Government has spent over 1500 crore and are still unable to get basic drinking water due to non-decision of the GoI.
Our humble appeal to each one of you is to take up this cause for entire Delhi, the water scenario will improve with your prompt action.
Dwarka Forum-on behalf of 356 Apartments and over 10,000 families of Dwarka Sub-City urge you to take up this important issue of drinking water with our Prime Minister on a very urgent basis.


Some background on Dwarka Water Issue:

Background:
a. DJB refuses to take over supply from DDA
b. Dwarka does not get water through pipelines
c. Supply of potable & non potable water is by DDA and NOT DJB
d. Current water supply by DJB to DDA is approximately 2-3 MGD (vary) rest of the demand met from Ground Water from Najafgarh Drain plains (not potable by any standards)
e. Currently DJB charges Rs. 8.53 from DDA and DDA gives it at Rs.10.76 for piped supply. While supplying through tanker this is raised @ Rs 558 each tanker from Apartments RWA. While NDMC supplies 480 ltr per day per person while a few parts of Dwarka get 70 ltr that too non potable water)
f. Dwarka water supply over 4000 crore spend by DDA/MuD for pipe network/ug /og/ booster pumps etc. All getting rusted and wasted.
g. DDA and DJB charged Rs. 8-10 Lakh per apartment (356) for Water & Sewer Connection and now DJB treats Dwarka as not part of Delhi or India.

1. MUNAK CANAL
Lined 102 Kms Canal, (82 KMs in Haryana & 20 Kms in Delhi) from Munak in Haryanna to Haiderpur inDelhi with capacity to carry 722 Cusec of water or 467 MGD.
Before lining Haryana was releasing 394+80= 474 MGD water at Munak & Delhi was getting net 394 MGD
Lining of canal could save 80 MGD.
The Munak canal was constructed by Haryana with financial assistance of around Rs 520 crore from Delhi government on the condition that the national capital will be supplied 80 MGD saved water due to lining.
The canal was proposed in 1990& supposed to be ready in 2009. Extra saved water not received by Delhi.
“Three WTPs are ready and waiting for raw water namely Dwarka 40 MGD, Okhla 20 MGD and Bawana 20 MGD”. More funds are required to commission the plant due to rusting & blocking of Pipes/ Valves/ Pumps/ Motors etc”

2. WATER PUMP HOUSE
Water Pump House for Pumping Raw Water from Iradat Nagar to WTP at Dwarka. Not tested.

3. BULK PIPELINE
Twin 23 Kms long, 1500 mm diameter, pipelines for carrying Munak Canal Water from Iradat Nagar to WTP at Sector 16B, Dwarka (Capacity 55 MGD)
““The DDA was responsible for providing land to DJB for laying a 23 km corridor for the twins pipelines between Iradat Nagar and Dwarka WTP. The land has already been acquired.
However, the land a portion of 2 Kms on which these pipelines were to be installed is under illegal occupation at village Nangli Sakrawati. So in this 2 Kms length pipeline could not be constructed”.

4. WATER TREATMENT PLANT (WTP)
50 MGD Water Treatment Plant on land of 50 Acres at Sector 16B, Dwarka costing around Rs 800 Crores is erected but not commissioned. For Dwarka, Najafgarh, Daulatpur, Ujwa and IGI Airport. WTP is designed and constructed by DJB for DDA but not tested & commissioned. Wastage.

5. MAJOR PIPELINES
MS piping network for treated clear Water Mains of diameter varying from 600 mm to 1600 mm from WTP Dwarka to various areas of Dwarka, (Command Tanks & UGR/BPS) Pipes are rusted & blocked and become redundant now due to negligence/delinquency.
6. COMMAND TANKS (CT)
Command Tanks (CT-1 to CT-6) are connected with WTP – Dwarka have its own command area and UGR/BPS. One Command Tank caters to population of 1.5 to 2 lacs.
CT-1 at Sector 7 on area of 8 acres constructed but not tested & commissioned due to non availability of raw water, Wastage.
CT-2 at Sector 3, Madhu Vihar on area of 5 acres commissioned. (Command Area Sectors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, . )
CT-2, Receive water from Nangloi, WTP. CT-4 in Dwarka receive water from CT-2. Water Tanker filling facilities at CT-2.
CT-3 at Sector 3, Opposite Sec 13 on area of 8 acres constructed but not tested & commissioned due to non availability of raw water, Wastage.
CT- 4 at Sector 20 on area of 35 acres commissioned. (Command Area Sectors 9,11, 12 to 18, 22, 23)
CT-4, Receive water from CT-2, 1MGD Water Pumped to IGA from CT-4, Water Tanker filling facilities at CT-4.
CT-5 at Sector 17 on area of 5 acres constructed but not tested & commissioned due to non availability of raw water, Wastage.
CT-6, Sector-26 DDA made budget provision for construction in FY 2013-14. Construction not started.

7. UNDER GROUND RESERVIOR (UGR)/ BOOSTER PUMPING STATION (BPS)
On Line BPS for boosting water from command tank to UGR/BPS
(One UGR/BPS cater to population of 30 to 40 thousand)
Around12 UGR/ BPS constructed in Dwarka majority of them not in use.

8. SERVICE PIPELINES
Internal service pipes distribution network. P/ L/J 900-600-500-400-350 mm dia DI/ MS.

9. EXPRNDITURE BY RESIDENTS
Expenditure on water infrastructure by Dwarka Residents (Undergrounds, Overhead Tanks, Booster Pumps& Piping etc.)
356 Cooperative societies spent on average Rs 2 Crores = Rs700 Crores
75 DDA pockets spent around Rs 4 Crores =Rs 300 Crores
100 Schools/ Markets/ Instt/ Govt Deptt @ Rs 2 Crores =Rs 200 Crores
Total Non DDA Spending =Rs 1200 Crores

TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE BY DDA & PUBLIC =Rs 4000 Crores
PLUS 500 ACRES EXPENSIVE LAND

NO WATER AFTER WAITING FOR TWEENTY YEARS

Dwarka Demands:
As elected members of NCT Delhi, we would also request you to urgently take up the MUNAK CANALissue with PM for its resolution. The Delhi Government has spent over 1500 crore and are still unable to get basic drinking water due to non-decision of the GoI.

*As elected members of NCT Delhi, we would also request you to urgently direct the Govt to take up the MUNAK CANAL issue with PM & Water Resource Minister, Minister for Urban Development for its resolution. The Delhi Government has spent over 1500 crore and are still unable to get basic drinking water due to non-decision of the GoI. Not just Dwarka Munak canal Helps Bawana and Okhala WTP.

*We urge you to ensure DJB to take over water distribution of Dwarka with immediate effect. As the entire network of habituated sectors fully ready and agreed by DDA. Roads have already taken over by PWD and Other services by SDMC.

*As far as rates are concerned Dwarka is ready to bear the competitive rate as prevailing in Delhi for NDMC, DCB area.

*Ensure equal distribution of available Delhi water: Please note even the CAG in its Audit report No 2 of the year 2013 of DJB have asked for equal distribution.

*Dwarka 100% planned sub-city to implement any kind of recycling or dual supply and highest concentration of water harvesting etc. This calls for DJB to have special test and trial programmes ideal for Dwarka and then to rest of Delhi as it is possible with less cost.

Citizen’s reporter
Sushil Kumar

President, Dwarka Forum

dwarkaforum@gmail.com



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