Water head at Mundak canal properly guarded by army, says Parrikar

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the army, which has properly guarded the water head of the Mundak canal, is helping the local administration.

“As per my information, the water head of Mundak Canal from where the water gets diverted is properly guarded and the army is properly helping the local administration,” Parrikar told the media here.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed his delight over the army taking control of the strategic Munak canal from the Jat quota agitators.

“Thank u army, thank u centre for securing munak canal back. Great relief for Delhi. Trying to assess in how much time water wud reach Del n whether any damage done to canal lining. Will keep u updated. Gud news. Army takes control of munak canal gates,” Kejriwal tweeted.

The Munak canal, which carries 543 million gallons of water per day from the Yamuna to the city, was besieged by Jat protestors demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions. (ANI)