New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) yesterday extended till March 31, the last date for submission of the applications for registration of water tankers in the city.
'Earlier, DJB had published a public notice on December 14 last year inviting applications for registration of water tanker vehicles with DJB which was extended to January 27 this year,' a statement from by DJB said.
DJB had asked the owners of water tanker vehicles, supplying water in Delhi, in the areas not falling under the jurisdiction of NDMC, to submit their applications with DJB alongwith a registration fee of Rs 1,000 per tanker.
This has been done in order to prevent unauthorised and illegal use of Delhi's groundwater, it said.
Earlier, Delhi government had also ordered strict action against complaints of commercial exploitation of ground water here.