The fire services were joined by a 16-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to locate the two missing labourers — Ankit (19) and Devender Sharma (25) — who were working on the Delhi Jal Board project Friday morning.
“The flow is strong and the drain is very deep. Till water is diverted, men can’t enter it. Plus it’s not a river, it’s a tunnel, so swimming to conduct the rescue is next to impossible,” fire chief Atul Garg said.
On an average, each household in Delhi gets around four hours of water supply per day. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) supplies around 935 million gallons of water per day (MGD) against the demand of 1,140 MGD.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): With the Army taking control of Munak Canal in Haryana, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Monday expressed hope that water supply could be partially restored by late evening in the national capital. He also informed that the Delhi Jal Board team is on its way to the Munak Canal, which was earlier seized by Jat community members, demanding reservation in government jobs.
New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers staged a protest outside Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra’s residence on Tuesday. They raised slogans against Mishra over non-payment of dues. The protestors also threw garbage outside Mishra’s residence. The agitators raised slogans against Kapil Mishra and also carried placards with messages denouncing the minister.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Commenting on the issue of water supply affected with ammonia, Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra on Thursday said that the situation will relapse to normality by evening. Mishra praised the Jal Board workers, adding that the production was restored and necessary steps were taken by the team to curb the problem. He further said that samples were taken after every half-an-hour to assure that water with ammonia doesn’t reach the people of Delhi.