New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told
the Delhi High Court that it has decided to take the help of a
Japanese company for preparing the master plan to tackle the
water crisis in the national capital.
Delhi Jal Board (DJB) told a bench of Chief Justice Dipak
Misra and Justice Reva Khetrapal that the officials of water
body were in consultation with Japan International
Co-operation Agency (JICA) for preparing the master plan.
The plan would provide infrastructural facility in
existing and new areas of the city in accordance with the
Delhi Master Plan 2021.
It was also submitted that after accepting suggestions
from JICA, the DJB would start constructing underground
reservoirs at various places to ensure adequate water supply
The DJB said the city government has paid Rs 200 crore
to Himachal Pradesh and Rs 160 crore to Haryana to ensure
sufficient water supply to the national capital.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by a Surender Sharma,
an advocate, alleging the DJB has failed to supply adequate
water for general public at Gangaram area of Shahadara here.
Despite various directions of the court, the DJB has
not taken steps for construction of underground reservoirs, he
Meanwhile, the court directed the MCD to allot a piece
of land for construction of a reservoir at Gangaram area and
also asked DJB officials to visit the place to curb misuse of
Earlier, the court had directed construction of
underground reservoirs to supply adequate water in various