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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal takes charge of water department, seeks report on water supply, contamination

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of seniors officials of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and sought a deadline by which problems faced by people related to water supply can be resolved soon after he took in charge of water department on Monday.


By   |  Updated On : September 05, 2017 09:51 AM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeks water supply and contamination report from Delhi Jal Board, (File Photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeks water supply and contamination report from Delhi Jal Board, (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of seniors officials of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and sought a deadline by which problems faced by people related to water supply can be resolved soon after he took in charge of water department on Monday.

Delhi government in a statement said, “"The DJB has been asked to furnish a report on timing of water supply and the duration of supply in each colony.”

The statement also mentioned that the board has been asked to submit a detail report on the problems faced by people including water contamination.

The Delhi chief minister has asked the DJB officials to set a deadline to resolve the problems stated by them.

Kejriwal also directed the department to fill the vacant posts by promoting officers and vacancies at lower level on contract basis.

The statement further read that Kejriwal has asked the DJB officials to look at the NDMC model of decentralised STPs and asked to procure sewer cleaning machines to the earliest.

The DJB officials informed the chief minister during the meeting about procuring 200 small machines and eight large machines.

First Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 09:40 AM


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