Najeeb Jung, the lieutenant Governor of Delhi, on 17 June 2013 approved setting up of 500 water ATMs in Delhi. The project was approved following the success of Delhi Jal Board’s (DJB) pilot project at Savda Ghevera colony.
These ATMs will provide citizens with an easily accessible, demand based and affordable supply system. These ATMs will also supplement water supply, particularly in areas that faces crisis.
Of these approved water ATMs, 10 will be installed in South West Delhi and will be operational by the first week of July 2014 and remaining will come up subsequently. Orders for installation of 10 Reverse Osmosis (RO)-based plants have already been placed, and within the next three months more than 50 ATMs will be installed in various resettlement colonies.
About implementation of the project
Plants of the project will be installed on a land being provided by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB). While, DJB has appointed a Hyderabad-based Administrative Staff College of India as its transaction advisor, which will also design the project within three-months.
About Savda Ghevera pilot project
During the pilot project DJB used 15 water-ATM kiosks to provide water to the residents of Savda Ghevera, a resentment colony in Southwest Delhi. These kiosks were powered by solar energy and were connected with the main server via cloud computing.
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Who: 500 water ATMs
When: 17 June 2013
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