Delhi water crisis may take three days to be resolved
New Delhi: The water crisis in Delhi due to Jat reservation agitation in Haryana may take three to four days to be resolved , Delhi Jal Board officials said on Monday.
Delhi, which received million gallons of water supply from Haryana on daily basis, had to go through a severe crisis as the Jat protestors vandalized a canal in the neighbouring state causing hardship to millions living in National Capital. The Delhi government had to close down the schools and curtail water supply to many important areas to counter this rather unforeseen problem.
- The water supply to Delhi was disrupted due to the Jat Stir on February 19.
- The canal, which contributes about 60 per cent of the water used by the city’s 17 million residents, was damaged in the violence.
- Protesters had seized the channel of canal on Saturday and diverted its flow away from Delhi.
- The city’s water supply has been reduced by about two-thirds
- Government officials are urging residents to ration.
- Delhi CM had already spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urging them to resume supply from the canal by sending army there.
- The Chief Minister said all the water treatment plants have been shut and even if Haryana releases water today it will take at least 24 hours more to restore the supply.