New Delhi, BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday inaugurated 28 JanaJal water ATMs in NDMC area of Connaught Place in Delhi.JanaJal, a water services company, has collaborated with NDMC to install 75 Water ATMs in the heart of the capital. Out of 75 ATMs, 28 were installed under phase 1 of the project.
Ms Ilmi, who inaugurated the ATMs, said ‘Water ATMs have emerged as the most versatile solution availability and accessibility of potable water. Every 30 seconds, we lose a life to water-borne diseases. It is commendable that such decentralised water treatment systems provide chilled safe water 24X7 at an affordable cost.’
She said this is a win-win situation. ‘Reduction in plastic pollution and usage, as a result of a decrease in inexpensive plastic water bottles, is much the need of the hour. Water doesn’t identify with politics or caste, nor do waterborne diseases. It’s not the responsibility of any particular party; it’s the responsibility of people,’ the BJP leader said.
The 28 water ATMs commissioned are located at Old RK Ashram Marg, RML Hospital, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Barakhamba Lane, Mandir Marg near NP School, Vinay Marg near Bhairav Mandir , GPO, PT Pant Marg opposite Church, Rakab Ganj Gurdwara, Church Road, Safdarjung Hospital, RK Ashram Marg, Manas Marg near Bapu Dham Market, Palika Service, Kushak Road, Mandir Marg, Kali Bari, PT Pant Marg, Near Kendriya Bhandar, South Avenue Opposite Mother dairy, Shankar Road, Niti Marg near petrol pump, Vinay Marg near police play ground, Jaswant Singh Marg, BR Camp, RJ Sindhiya Marg, Shri Vinayak Mandir and Teen Murti near Nehru Planetarium, Shivaji Bus Terminal near Shivaji Stadium and Connaught Place near Lady Hardinge Medical College.
On the occasion, Parag Agarwal, founder, and CMD of JanaJal, while commenting on the technology and use of the ATM, said, ‘The ICT innovation developed by the company is the foundation of overall efficiency.’
He said the main controller controls all the dispensers operating in tandem with various types of input data and conducts edge based analysis while communicating with a central cloud-based server.
‘This enables transmission of data through GPRS or WiFi connectivity that is suitably processed and appears on the central dashboard. JanaJal’s touchscreen ATMs are easy to use and provide the ultimate user experience. Using sophisticated technology, we aim to bridge the gap between demand and supply of clean drinking water and make water available, affordable and accessible for masses,’ Mr Agarwal said.