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Haryana resumes supply, Delhi's water crisis to ease

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The water shortage in the national capital will considerably ease today with "resuming" supply of Delhi's share of water from the Yamuna.

A senior Jal Board (DJB) official said has "already released some water" and the situation will improve today. This will come as a respite to the people of north and central Delhi, severely hit by the shortage.


"It takes time for the water to reach We expect the situation to improve," DJB CEO Keshav Chandra told PTI.

Late last evening, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had tweeted that the Chief Secretary has "assured" the city that water supply in Yamuna would be "back to normal" by today afternoon.

Earlier in the day, Sisodia had threatened to move the against for "withholding" Delhi's legal share of water and had also sought the intervention of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Two water treatment plants -- Wazirabad and Chandrawal which treat around 220 MGD (million gallons per day) out of the 900 MGD treated in -- were down to 60 per cent of their capacity as the city was receiving around 80 MGD (million gallons per day) less than its share.

Out of the 900 MGD, around 550 (almost 60 per cent) comes from and the rest from Uttar Pradesh.

The Lutyens' Bungalow Zone, which comes under the New Municipal Council, and houses the PMO, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and residences of several Union ministers, judges, Army officers and bureaucrats, among others was affected by the shortage.

Almost every summer, and spar over water- sharing with each claiming that the other's demand exceeds the stipulated quantity.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 14:32 IST
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