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Atishi writes to Delhi Commissioner; asks for patrolling of major pipelines as water crisis intensifies in national capital

In the letter, she requested deployment of police personnel to patrol and protect major pipelines.
Last Updated : 16 June 2024, 05:10 IST

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Delhi Water Minister Atishi on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora, addressing water shortage issue in the national capital.

In the letter, she requested deployment of police personnel to patrol and protect major pipelines.

"I am writing to request deployment of police personnel to patrol and protect our major pipelines for the next 15 days to stop miscreants or people with ulterior motives from tampering water pipelines which have now become Delhi's lifelines. At this juncture any foul play and sabotage will worsen the already difficult water shortage being faced by the people of Delhi," the letter read.

Credit: X/@ANI

Credit: X/@ANI

Earlier this week, Atishi had said that all people in Delhi will get water if the BJP government in Haryana provides water to Delhi.

The minister said that on Saturday the DJB's ground patrolling team reported a major leakage in its south Delhi Rising Mains -- the main water pipeline that carries water from Sonia Vihar WTP to south Delhi.

"This was near the DTL sub station in Garhi Medhu. Our patrolling team found that several large 375 mm bolts and one 12 inch bolt had been cut from the pipeline causing the leakage. The fact that several large bolts had been cut seems to indicate foul play and sabotage," Atishi further added.

The Delhi Jal Board has deployed patrol teams for the main water distribution network that carries raw water to the Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) and then from them to the main underground reservoirs in different parts of the city, Atishi said in the letter. "In addition, we have deployed teams under the supervision of ADMs to support in this work."

The minister said that on Saturday the DJB's ground patrolling team reported a major leakage in its south Delhi Rising Mains -- the main water pipeline that carries water from Sonia Vihar WTP to south Delhi.

With PTI inputs

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Published 16 June 2024, 05:10 IST

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