Delhi Gets GPS Enabled Water Tankers

Delhi Gets GPS Enabled Water Tankers

Delhi Jal boardAs reported by IBN Live, Delhi government on Monday introduced the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) on its water tankers in its bid to improve service and check tanker mafia.

Consumers will now be able to locate the tankers’ position and know its trip schedule, the time of its arrival and also check tankers’ filling point location information, delivery point location information, officials of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said on Monday.

The link to the system is available on the homepage of the DJB website under the heading “Our Services” – Public Monitoring of Drinking Water Tanker.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who is also the Delhi Jal Board Chairperson, inaugurated a new portal for public monitoring of drinking water tankers at Delhi Secretariat.

“This is a giant leap in bringing transparency in government functioning and empowerment of common people. People will now be able to monitor hundreds of water tankers of DJB using their cellphones and computers, from their offices, homes or anywhere,” Sisodia said.

Contact details of officials have been provided on the portal so that the consumers can contact them in case of non arrival of tanker or any other problem. DJB has also provided a window to consumers to lodge their grievances/complaints.

DJB claims that the move will curb tanker mafia operating in the city. “We had promised that we will take effective action against the tanker mafia. Traditional steps like better vigilance and monitoring make a limited impact in such cases.

I am sure the public monitoring of water tankers will prove to be a major deterrent against the tanker mafias operating in the NCT of Delhi,” DJB vice chairman Kapil Mishra said.

DJB provides water in deficit areas through 407 GPS enabled stainless steel water tankers and 400 mild steel tankers deployed in the city.

It has also increased its water production from 835 MGD to around 885 MGD by the optimum utilization of existing water resources.

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