Reservoir to benefit over 2.5 lakh residents

Reservoir to benefit over 2.5 lakh residents

A newly-constructed underground reservoir (UGR) and booster pumping station in Pitampura of north-west Delhi, likely to benefit more than 2.5 lakh residents, was commissioned on Saturday.

 The UGR was inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit who reiterated her committment to provide equitable drinking water to all the residents of the city.

“With the commissioning of this UGR, more than 2.50 lakh residents of the  area will benefit.

In order to rationalise distribution of water, 33 new UGRs have already been built and operationalised in Delhi.

“ This is the 34th UGR and many more UGR’s are proposed to be built to ensure equitable water supply for all the denizens of Delhi,” said Dikshit.

This reservoir would overcome scarcity of drinking water in number of villages apart from enhancement of pressure of supply even at tail-end.

She also appealed to the people to conserve water as it is precious and limited source.

The reservoir with a capacity of 21.4 million litre has been constructed at Rs 24.30 crore.

With the commissioning of this UGR, residents of north, east and south zone of Pitampura, Shalimar Bagh, Haiderpur Village, Shalimar Village, Sahipur Village, Singhalpur Village and Ambedkar Colony would be benefitted.