New Delhi: In view of the perennial water problem being faced by the residents in summer season, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is seeking help of a Japanese company for solution and working on its Water Master Plan-2021 to remove water woes in the national capital. DJB has also informed the high court in this connection.

DJB’s lawyer informed a bench of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra and Justice Reva Khetrapal Japathat that Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and DJB were working on the Water Master Plan, which is expected to be completed by June 2011. After taking suggestions from JICA, DJB has started constructing underground reservoir in many areas. For the project, the Delhi government and Himachal government have already sanctioned Rs 200 crore and Rs 160 crore respectively.

The court was hearing lawyer Surendra Sharma’s plea, which stated that DJB is not able to supply enough water to areas like Ganga Ram Mohalla, Shahdara. It also stated that even after the court’s order, the construction of Shahdara reservoir has not started which is forcing people to steal water. After hearing the plea, the court ordered DJB to start construction work of the reservoir within two weeks and instructed the executive engineer of DJB of Gangaram area to inspect and take proper steps against theft of water in the area.

JPN/ Bureau