Delhi: Water supply improves as Central teams keep watch

After nearly a week of low water supply,the situation began to look up on Tuesday with improvement in levels of city ponds. Delhi Jal Board said supply is expected to become normal by Wednesday morning.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 20, 2012 1:31 am

After nearly a week of low water supply,the situation began to look up on Tuesday with improvement in levels of city ponds. Delhi Jal Board said supply is expected to become normal by Wednesday morning.

“The level of water at the Wazirabad pond has improved and the Wazirabad and Chandrawal treatment plants have been able to pump sufficient water to resume optimum production. Supply to areas affected by the under functioning of these plants is expected to get normal by Wednesday,” a senior DJB official said.

Teams appointed by Ministry of Water Resources are keeping an eye at Munak (point where Haryana releases water for Delhi) and Haiderpur and Wazirabad where the water is received.

DJB officials said Haiderpur treatment plant is still performing eight per cent below capacity.

Officials in Delhi and Haryana said all details on water supply and receipt was being provided to Ministry teams of Central Water Commission.

A senior official of Haryana Irrigation department said the state has been releasing more water to the national capital since Monday evening.

“It is much better with an independent agency monitoring the situation. And no fresh claims have been made by the rival party (Delhi),” the Haryana official said.

The DJB said water supply to areas like Punjabi Bagh,Moti Nagar,Karampura,Rani Bagh,Shivaji Park,SFS Madipur,Kirti Nagar,Rattan Park and Basai Darapur Village will remain affected on Thursday evening.

“Water supply would be affected on account of repairing of a water mainline near Najafgarh Drain Road 34 in West-II,” a statement issued by the DJB said.

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