Water crisis to end today: Jal Board

Water shortage,due to a breach in the Upper Ganga canal in UP,continued in Delhi,with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) saying that the situation would only normalise by Sunday night.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 19, 2013 12:37:50 am

Water shortage,due to a breach in the Upper Ganga canal in UP,continued in Delhi,with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) saying that the situation would only normalise by Sunday night.

On Friday,Haryana had agreed to release more raw water from Tajewala barrage from Uttar Pradesh’s share. Earlier,Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had requested her Haryana counterpart for more water. Delhi will receive 240 cusecs of water from Tajewala.

“The water shortage situation is expected to normalise by Sunday night,” a senior DJB official said.

However,DJB said,it would take 48 hours for water from Haryana to be lifted and treated before it is put into the supply channel.

Officials said the supply from Sonia Vihar plant in Delhi had gone down to 75 MGD leading to shortage of water in South,East and Southwest Delhi.

Meanwhile,a delegation of MPs and MLAs from Delhi on Saturday met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and requested him to release water to the national capital from the Munak Canal.

The Munak canal was constructed by Haryana with financial assistance of around Rs 400 crore from Delhi government on the condition that the national capital would be supplied 80 MGD water from it. But later,Haryana refused to supply water to Delhi.

With PTI

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