Yamuna river pollution affecting Delhi’s water supply

New Delhi: With pollution in Yamuna river affecting the water supply in the national capital, Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma has written to his Haryana counterpart DS Dhesi to take necessary steps and has assured that hygienic water will be supplied through tankers to the affected areas.

Due to rise in ammonia level in the raw water supply from the river Yamuna, production of potable water at Wazirabad and Chandrawal plants has been affected.

The matter of deterioration of quality of raw water supply to the Delhi plants has been taken up by the Delhi Government with the concerned Haryana authorities.

Sharma has written a letter to Dhesi bringing the above position to his notice and has sought his intervention for taking necessary steps to ensure not to let entry of pollutants’ in river Yamuna while coming to Delhi.

As the same time the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has been assured that the corrective measures are being taken up to stop the entry of the pollutants coming from Haryana drains into the river course and the situation is expected to improve soon.

In fact, raw water quality is being continuously monitored at half an hour intervals in DJB’s laboratories to check the ammonia levels. As soon as the ammonia levels reach treatable limits, the plants will be made operational.

The affected areas are: NDMC area, North Delhi, North West Delhi, Central Delhi and parts of West and South Delhi. The localities affected are Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Civil Lines, Subhash Park, Mukherjee Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Model Town, Jahangir Puri, Wazirpur Industrial area, Punjabi Bagh, Gulabi Bagh, Hindu Rao, Jhandewalan, Motia Khan, Pahar Ganj, Karol Bagh, Old Rajinder Nagar, Naya Bazar, East & West Patel Nagar, Malka Ganj and their adjoining areas.

Water tankers will be available at telephone nos. , 29941825 (Sarita Vihar), 26100644 (R.K.Puram), 29234746, 29234747 (Grater Kailash-I), 23814338, 23810930 (Chandrawal Water Emergency), 27304656 (Ashok Vihar Water Emergency), 27700789, 27700474 (Holambi Kalan), 25274679, 25275259, 25275260 (Paschim Vihar), and 1916, 23538495, 23527679 (Central Control Room). (ANI)