Nearly one-fourth of Delhi’s water supply was curtailed from Sunday evening when at least 10,000 Jat protestors demanding the OBC reservations in Central government jobs, laid siege at the water work in Muradnagar.
Following a decision taken in a mahapanchayat on Sunday afternoon, protestors downed the gates of Muradnagar water head, which supplies 240 million gallons per day (MGD) of Delhi’s total daily supply of 850 MGD. Supply to east and south Delhi was badly affected.
“The situation may get worse if the issue is not sorted out soon. We are constantly in touch with UP Jal Nigam. To co
Delhi gets 240 MGD water from Muradanagar Canal of which 135 MGD goes to Sonia Vihar and 105 MGD to the Bhagirathi plant.
“We have stopped the water supply from Muradnagar plant to Delhi and will continue to do so until the representatives of the central government hold discussions with us,” said Jat leader Yashpal Malik. He said the demand for OBC reservation was long pending.
Ghaziabad District Magistrate R. Ramesh Kumar said the representative of the central government were not available for discussions.
DJB officials asked people to store water. They said supply would be rationed till Monday