The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Haryana government over the Munak canal water sharing dispute, saying it’s “tragic” that the issue has not been resolved yet while citizens are deprived of water.
A Bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to Haryana resident commissioner in Delhi after noting that over 80 MGD of water is being lost every day because of seepage as water is being transported through a katchcha canal instead of the concrete Munak canal.
A PIL had been filed before the court asking for commissioning of the new Munak canal. The case will now be heard next Wednesday.
In a related case filed by a retired army officer, work on completing the water supply pipeline from Haidatpur-Munak canal to Dwarka water treatment plant shall now begin as Delhi High court on Wednesday gave permission to DJB to lay down pipeline through private properties.