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Delhi water crisis: Munak canal still damaged; Water supply restored in parts of capital

New Delhi: Water supply was partially restored in some parts of north and central Delhi this morning, even as Delhi Water minister Kapil Mishra said there would be limited supply till the Munak canal, damaged in the Jat stir in Haryana, is repaired.

"Till the time Munak is totally repaired, supply will be limited," Mishra tweeted and advised people to use water judiciously. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) teams had restored the three water treatment plants to varying capacities on Monday evening with Wazirabad plant operating at 60 per cent and Okhla plant at 50 per cent capacity.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The Chandrawal water treatment plant is being operated at full capacity, Mishra said. He said there was news of some water being released from Haryana on Monday night and expressed hope that water supply can be partially restored in west Delhi by Tuesday evening.

Supply has been partially restored in some parts of north and central Delhi and 70 water tankers of DJB deployed in these areas were now diverted to west Delhi, he said. Water supply has been severely hit in many parts of west, north, south-west, central and New Delhi areas after agitators damaged the Munak canal in Haryana, disrupting water supply to the national capital on Saturday.

Mishra had written separate letters to the Home Minister as well as Defence Minister urging them to deploy army engineers to repair the Munak canal at the earliest so that water supply could be restored to Delhi. A team of DJB engineers was also sent to neighbouring Haryana to assess the damage to the canal and assist in repair work.


Published Date: Feb 23, 2016 12:22 PM | Updated Date: Feb 23, 2016 13:03 PM

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