200 villages to get sewerage

The Delhi government would provide sewer facilities in over 200 villages of the Capital. Chief Minister and chairperson of Delhi Jal Board Sheila Dikshit announced this during the foundation ceremony of a boaster pumping station at Narela. Over Rs 782 lakh would be spent on the construction of Narela underground reservoir. The work is likely to be completed in 12 months. Expressing the government's commitment to provide water supply in rural areas of the Capital, Dikshit said, "By 2009, 58 underground reservoirs would be constructed in the Capital. Out of these, 28 would be constructed in East Delhi.' The Delhi Jal Board has approved of Rs 263.00 crores for the construction of 14 underground reservoirs. Sandeep Dikshit, MP from East Delhi, expressed his gratitude towards the Chief Minister for the all-round development of the Capital during the last nine years. Area MLA Charan Singh Kandera also thanked the Chief Minister for approving the commissioning of 58-ML capacity underground reservoir in the area.

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