Water supply improves in Delhi

New Delhi: Water situation improved in the national capital today most areas except Dwarka and Matiala receiving supply, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra said.

“Water supply in most areas except Dwarka, Matiala and adjoining areas. Supply is limited but improving. Canal repair work on war footing,” Mishra said in a tweet.

The water level in Delhi Sub Branch (DSB) canal and recovery of the Wazirabad pond level have led to production from all water treatment plants except the one in Dwarka, a senior official of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said.

The water scarcity-hit areas of Dwarka, Palam, Raj Nagar, Vijay Vihar will be supplied water on alternate days and the shortage will be supplemented through water tankers, said the DJB official.

Carrier Lined Channel (CLC) bringing raw water to water treatment plants in Delhi was damaged near Mundhela Kalan village in Haryana during the recent Jat stir. Water supply is expected to be fully restored in Dwarka after repair of CLC, said the official.

“With the concerted efforts of Delhi and Haryana governments, around 400 cusecs of water was released through the Delhi Sub Branch (DSB) canal and around 500 cusecs via drain no. 2, through the Yamuna river course yesterday.

“The plants began to function and production was gradually stepped up with the increase of water in DSB canal and Wazirabad pond from last night,” the official said.

The official said that DJB has already released an amount of Rs one crore to Haryana for restoration of CLC.

Besides, four heavy earth movers and 18 dumpers have been deployed for restoring CLC and DJB officials are also monitoring the repair work taken up by the Haryana Irrigation Department.