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Water supply hit in south and west Delhi, crisis to continue for a few days

delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2016 23:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Delhi water shortage

The Delhi Jal Board has said water supply will be scarce for the next few days in large parts of south and west Delhi, which have been facing shortage since Friday. (Hindustan Times)

The Delhi Jal Board has said water supply will be scarce for the next few days in large parts of south and west Delhi, which have been facing shortage since Friday.

The DJB is repairing pipelines and installing valves in the underground reservoirs.

“We have to install a valve that will manage the underground reservoirs. We want to time it with pre-monsoon showers. Water will be released to the affected areas every day but it won’t be regular. As soon as there are showers, the problem will be resolved. Till then, there will be some issues,” said DJB CEO Keshav Chandra.

The areas that faced acute shortage included Vasant Kunj, Hauz Khas, Safdurjung Enclave, Satya Niketan and Janak Puri, among others.

The sudden hindrance in the water supply has not gone down well with residents.

“Yesterday, there was no water supply in the area and we had to ask for water tankers in the evening. Tankers were sent to the area after four hours and till that time we had delay our daily activities,” said B Manchanda, resident of Pocket C, Vasant Kunj

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“There was no water supply in our area even in the morning. Earlier it used to come twice a day. For the last two months, water has been supplied in the area only once a day. But for the last few days, the situation has become worse as there has been erratic supply in area,” said SL Watwani, resident of Safdarjung Enclave.

Earlier, DJB officials used to inform RWAs in advance about disruption in water supply and residents were able to store water, he said.

“No such advance intimation is being received from any of DJB officers or office these days. I wrote to the CEO of DJB and requested him to advise the officers concerned to send a mail or SMS in advance to help the residents make necessary arrangements,” said Watwani.