Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has approved the construction of a new filter house at the Nangloi water treatment plant (WTP) at a cost of Rs 59.7 crore to ensure round-the-clock water supply in the national capital, according to an official statement.
With the new filter house having advanced technology, the Nangloi WTP will be able to treat 10-15% more water during the peak summer season and meet the increased demand, the statement said.
Sisodia said the new filter house will help meet the water supply demand in different areas of Delhi and overcome the shortage of drinking water in the summer season.
“Existing filter beds in the Nangloi WTP require upgrading, which might take some time. The new filter house with space-saving technology will take less time and give more output. The Delhi government is continuously working towards increasing the supply of water by using modern techniques,” the statement quoted Sisodia as saying.
The project will be implemented by the Delhi Jal Board at an estimated cost of Rs 59.7 crore.
The construction of the new filter house will increase the water treatment capacity of the Nangloi WTP.
“It will be able to treat 10-15% more water during the summer season and in case of increased demand for water. The deputy chief minister had directed the officials to complete the work of this new filter house in the stipulated time and ensure that during the entire process, all the standards of safety-security and quality are followed with commitment,” the statement said.