Lutyens neighbourhood sewer line renovation is approved

New Delhi Municipal Council has accepted a Rs 5.6-crore proposal for the rehabilitation of a 600-meter diameter sewer line from Telegraph Lane to Kasturba Gandhi Marg . Branch lines in Lutyens Delhi span a 250 km area, some of which are 70-90 years old .

New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which is part of the Lutyens Delhi region, has accepted a Rs 5.6-crore proposal for the rehabilitation of a 600-meter diameter sewer line from Telegraph Lane to Kasturba Gandhi Marg.Branch lines in Lutyens Delhi span a 250 km area, some of which are 70-90 years old.Many of them belong to the British period and should be strengthened by the civic body urgently.According to a senior NDMC official, the work to refurbish these lines had been planned in three phases.

While some sewer lines are made of brick and barrel, there are other ones of readymade cement, which were completed over 50 years ago and the technique has become obsolete today.We planned to reform them all one after another, adding to their capacity to meet current demands.According to NDMC vice president Satish Upadhyay, the scheme for laying the sewer line from Telegraph Lane to Kasturba Gandhi Marg via Shrimant Madhav Rao Scindia Marg is part of the phase-II project.These lines will be strengthened using a cure-in-place piping technique, which will minimize the chance of cave-ins.

According to another official, we will be appointing a consultant shortly for phase-III.This phase would see the resurfacing of the sewer lines at Kautilya Marg, Panchsheel Marg, Shanti Path, etc.According to Upadhyay, the Department of Natural Resources is committed to carrying out all the development activities to ensure cleanliness in retail spaces, public spaces, roads, parks, etc.and to score well in the cleanliness survey.