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Beautification Projects at Sector-6 Crossing Inaugurated

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Tuesday inaugurated island fountains and storm water channels in Dwarka. The project has been completed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) at the cost of Rs. 300 crore. The rejuvenated channels will provide a green and clean, refreshing environment for the public to go out for walks, jogging, cycling and daily commute to and from work. The 4 cascade-type horse fountains of 12 feet each, constructed at the intersection of sector 1/7 and sector 2/6 Dwarka, to further add to the aesthetic beauty of the place. The fountains have redeveloped green areas and barrier free ramps. On the occasion of the inauguration, Ramesh Bidhudi, MP, South Delhi and Pravesh Sahib Singh, MP, West Delhi, were also present. This beautification work of Delhi has just begun and it will continue at a faster pace in the coming days. 80 such fountains will be installed soon. LG Saxena further said that land has been allotted for a diplomatic enclave and state bhawans in Dwarka that will give national and international recognition to the sub-city. A sewage treatment plant having a capacity of 7 MLD at storm water channel 2 and a capacity of 9.5 MLD at storm water channel 5 have also been inaugurated. The rejuvenation of storm water channels 2 and 5 to address the issue of drainage system, provide green space, add to the public amenities and beautify the Dwarka sub-city. SWC 2 and SWC 5 Channels pass through many sectors (8, 9, 20, 23, 19, 24 and Sectors 3, 13, 14, 16) of Dwarka before merging with Najafgarh drain which further falls into Yamuna. SWC2 has a length of 5.2 kilo metres and SWC5 has a length of 3.8 kilo metres. Over the past few years, these channels have been subjected to the discharge of domestic wastewater from adjoining colonies and other areas lacking sewerage facilities. The channels became open sewers and resulted in inhospitable situations in the nearby areas.


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