NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday approved the extension of the scheme to regularise unauthorized water connections till March 31, 2020. Under the scheme, domestic consumers will have to pay Rs 500 per connection, while the commercial connections can be regularized by payment of Rs 1500. Earlier in July, the DJB had approved the scheme to regularise unauthorised water connections for a period of three months.The Board also allowed the proposal of extension of scheme of levy/Recovery of Development charges of Water and Sewer at reduced rates for domestic connection in case of colonies falling in D, E, F, G & H Category of Unauthorized Colonies up to 31 March ,2020. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe decision was taken in the meeting held under the chairmanship of Delhi Chief Minister and DJB Chairman Arvind Kejriwal. The board also approved the procurement of 4000 safety kits for DJB Sewer Gang Beldars and private labours engaged in desilting/ cleaning of sewers/drains/ septic tanks. Similarly rejuvenation of 12 water bodies using Phytorid Treatment Technology of capacity 400 KLD & 150 KLD were approved by the Board. The six water bodies of treatment capacity 400 KLD are Mungeshpur, Nangal Thakran, Punjab Khore, Dera Mandi, Dhichaunkalan, Burari and Kamalpur Majra Burari. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe other six water bodies of treatment capacity 150 KLD includes Ibrahimpur, Karala, Daulatpur, Dhool Siras, Neelwaal and Tikrikalan. The work includes construction of Phytorid beds along with screen chamber, collection tank, sedimentation tank, installation of Hypo-dosing system and excavation of lake in case of dry water bodies. The work also has a provision of operations and maintenance for 12 months including watch and ward. The Jal Board approved providing and laying of internal and peripheral( P/L) sewer line of 1000 mm dia in Shalimar Bagh and Batla House (Phase-II) under Okhla WWTP catchment area in Delhi, as per sewage Master Plan 2031.