Jal Board officials told The Indian Express that throughout March and so far in April, a significant amount of water has been consistently released into the river after the Wazirabad Barrage, as states through which the Yamuna passes saw good rainfall last month.
The nine water and nine main sewage treatment plants of the DJB, the agency that’s responsible for supplying potable water to the capital, have been working 24x7 to ensure that it supplies over 900 million gallons per day (MGD) of water and recycles around 500 MGD of waste water daily.
Comprising of about a hundred families involved in waste picking, the JJ cluster was not connected to the DJB's water network and the department's water tankers had stopped reaching there since the past few months.
Doctors and paramedics involved in the screening of passengers for symptoms of coronavirus were stretched to their capacity as the “unexpected” rush resulted in travellers waiting for over eight hours to be sent for quarantine.
After arriving at the airport, travellers would be brought to counters set up by the Airport Health Organisation (APHO) at a pier in Terminal 3 for initial thermal screening. Passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 would be isolated here and sent to designated hospitals for further treatment.
In what were described as scenes of confusion, 405 travellers from two Air India flights arrived at the airport around 9 am and faced several hours of delay in being transferred to the quarantine facilities.
“They arrived at the facility by 12.30 pm and had nasal swabs taken, which would be tested for coronavirus. We would get the reports by Monday evening. We are following all protocols and are giving them the best possible care,” an ITBP spokesperson.
A network of 65 laboratories of the Department of Health Research and the Indian Council of Medical Research (DHR-ICMR) will now test 20 samples each week — 10 of influenza-like illnesses and 10 of severe acute respiratory infection — for Covid-19.
This is the second batch of evacuees to have left the facility after being quarantined. It had 36 foreign nationals from countries including Bangladesh and Maldives, and the remaining were Indian nationals.
Singh was one of the 59 men and women accused in the transistor bomb blasts of May 10, 1985, that happened in Delhi and adjoining areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The explosions killed 49 and injured 127 people in the capital alone.
Locals claimed several complaints had been made to the local MLA and municipal corporation to get the drain covered but nothing was done about it. Badli MLA Ajesh Yadav could not be reached for a comment Saturday.