Water is still scarce in some areas

Water is still scarce in some areas

Water scarcity continued in areas of Dwarka, Matiala, and some pockets of North Delhi as the Dwarka treatment plant could not be operationalised. 

Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday said Dwarka will get water on alternate days from now on to meet the demand till the situation improves. 

“More tankers from all across have been diverted to Dwarka and Matiala. We have supplied some water in Dwarka today. It will be supplied again tomorrow morning, though it is not sufficient,” he said. 

During the Jat agitation, the Carrier Lined Channel (CLC) which brings raw water to the treatment plant in Dwarka was damaged by the protestors near village Mundhela Kalan. 

The plugging of the breach and restoration of supply in CLC may take at least a fortnight, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials said. 

The board has already released an amount of Rs one crore to Haryana for restoration of the CLC on an emergency basis and senior officers of the DJB have been deputed for monitoring of work undertaken by Haryana Irrigation Department. 

On the other hand the condition in other areas has improved as the supply of raw water from Haryana has increased gradually. On Thursday, Delhi received 500 MGD water against the peak requirement of nearly 700 MGD.  “With the increase in water level in the Delhi sub branch of the Munak canal and recovery of the Wazirabad pond level, the production at all water treatment plants, except Dwarka, is being increased.  Despite the above efforts, the water scarcity areas shall continue to be Dwarka, Palam, Raj Nagar, Vijay Vihar etc where water supply shall be given on alternate days and will be supplemented by water tankers,” the board said in a statement.