New Delhi: Wazirabad pond level drops leads to water crisis in Delhi. Water supply will remain affected in many areas of the national capital today amid scorching heat. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said that due to less water being released by Haryana in Yamuna and two canals, water supply will be affected in many areas of the capital on Sunday. It was told by the Delhi Jal Board that less water is being received from Haryana through Carrier Lined Canal (CLC) and Delhi Sub Branch (DSB).
The water level in the Wazirabad pond standing at 667.3 feet as against the normal of 674.5 feet, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said on Saturday.
This has affected operations at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla WTPs and water supply will remain affected till the situation improves.
“Water supply will remain affected till the situation improves,” it said in a statement and advised residents to store a sufficient quantity of water.
Water supply will be affected in these areas
The areas that are likely to be affected are Civil Lines, Hindu Rao Hospital, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Paharganj, NDMC areas, Rajinder Nagar, Patel Nagar, Baljeet Nagar, Prem Nagar, Inderpuri, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Tughlakabad, Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar, Prahladpur, Ramleela Ground, Delhi Gate, Subhash Park, Model Town, Gulabi Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Moolchand, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Burari and parts of Cantonment areas.
Water production has been affected adversely in Chandrawal and Wazirabad Water Treatment Plants. Delhi Jal Board has done rationalization of water in the whole of Delhi. Hence, the water supply will be available at low pressure in the morning and evening of 19.06.2022. #DJB4U
— Delhi Jal Board (@DelhiJalBoard) June 18, 2022
The DJB said however that water supply would be available at low pressure in Northeast Delhi, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, South Delhi, including Delhi Cantonment, and New Delhi Municipal Council areas. At the same time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also requested Haryana to release excess water in Yamuna on humanitarian grounds. Delhi requires about 1,200 MGD (million gallons per day) of water, while the DJB supplies around 950 MGD.