East Delhi locality gets dirty water, residents at risk

Merely a few days after water contamination scare in south Delhi, the residents of an east Delhi colony complained of getting dirty water. Residents’ complaints however have fallen on deaf ears.

According to some residents of Dilshad Garden’s Pocket-A, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials came to check the water quality last week, but nothing has changed.

Residents claim they have been getting polluted water in their taps for close to a month now.

“It has been over a month we started getting dirty water. One can see that the water is dirty with his bare eyes. Its colour says it all. What is the need of quality check?” asked Amita Sharma, a resident.

“The water stinks too. It is not potable. But at times, we had to consume it as we are left with no other option,” she added.

Some residents claimed to have fallen ill because of drinking polluted water. “I took my daughter to a doctor after she complained of stomach ache several times in past couple of days.

The water supply has been like this for several weeks,” said Vineet Sahni, another resident. “I started buying mineral water bottles. But for how long can I afford it?”

The Delhi Jal Board authorities refuse to comment on the issue.

Recently, two persons died of drinking contaminated water in a colony at Aurobindo Marg in south Delhi. Several others have been getting admitted to nearby hospitals.

While the BJP blamed the DJB for supplying polluted water, the board had said the local contamination should be taken care of by the internal maintenance agency of the colony.

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