Already reeling under grueling outages, almost two third of Delhi went without a drop of water for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.
Worst affected were residents of north, northwest, southwest and west Delhi. Water supply to these areas was affected since Tuesday after Haryana stopped supply to the Western Yamuna Canal. This has severely crippled production at the 200 MGD Haiderpur and the 25 MGD Nangloi WTPs.
The worst affected areas include RK Puram, Sarojini Nagar, Dhaula Kuan, Raja Garden, Tilak Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Rohini, Paschim Vihar, Janakpuri, Vikaspuri, Nangloi, Dwarka, Uttam Nagar and outer Delhi areas.
“Supply was curtailed since the last few days but since yesterday the situation has been really bad. We have not got a drop of water. Even after repeatedly calling the complaint centre we have not managed to get a water tanker. We do not have even water to drink. Where do we go?” said Sushma Srivastava, a resident of A-8 block, Janakpuri.
DJB has once again for the umpteenth time shot off a letter to Haryana to release Delhi's share of water. Officials said the agency might initiate contempt proceedings against Haryana for failing to honour a 1996 Supreme Court order which had specifically directed Haryana to ensure that Delhi gets its share of water from the Yamuna river so as to keep the Haiderpur and Wazirabad reservoir full to its capacity.