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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses at the flagging-off ceremony of Mechanical Sweepers at Kalibari Marg in New Delhi, on June 4, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated a waste water plant in the capital and drank a glass of water treated there.

The chief minister said Delhi would need hundreds of ‘toilet-to-tap’ sewage treatment plants to address the city’s water woes.

“Today, we inaugurated a small plant to recycle waste water to potable quality. I myself drank that water,” Kejriwal tweeted after inaugurating the plant in Keshopur.

“Hundreds of such small plants all over Delhi will solve severe water problem in the next few years,” he added.

Potable water is a problem in the city of 16 million people. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is in talks with the Singapore government to treat sewage water.

The waste water plant, a joint venture between the Delhi government and NGO SANA, has the capacity to treat 25 million litres of water per year.

“Delhi does not have its own dedicated water body. That is why it is imperative to be able to store and utilise the monsoon flow in the Yamuna river,” Kejriwal said at the launch.

 

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11th Edition of The IAAF Gold Label Race Postponed to October 21

Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: "This year is a special milestone for us, as Program completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying."

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Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr
Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr

In a move to avoid the winter smog and pollution in the national capital, Procam International, the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), on Thursday advanced the 11th edition of the IAAF Gold Label Race to October 21.

Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the annual race, as the organisers announced the registrations for all five categories — Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens Run (4.3km) and Champions with Disability Run (2.4Km).

The registration for the Gold Label Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr
The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr

The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Registrations for the Great Delhi Run, Senior Citizens’ Run and the Champions with Disability Run will also open on Friday and close on September 28.

Announcing the details of the upcoming race, Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: “This year is a special milestone for us, as Procam completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying.”

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“When we introduced this distance in Delhi, we always believed that it had the potential to be one of the world’s most prestigious races and more importantly get Delhi running,” he added. (IANS)

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