The Faridabad district administration has imposed a ban on illegally run bore-wells as well as water tankers transporting water to different parts of South Delhi.
Rakesh Gupta, deputy commissioner, Faridabad, made the announcement on March 7, a day before Holi and imposed the ban with immediate effect. He also and instructed the district officials to strictly enforce it.
Police stations of Surajkund, Saran and Bhupani, under whose areas officials suspect illegal bore-wells have been set up by the water mafia, have been directed to initiate strict action against violators. Faridabad SDM Yashpal Yadav confirmed the order and said adding about a dozen owners of bore-wells closed the operations themselves.
The ban was initiated on the basis of a recent survey on water supply from Faridabad to Delhi. The administration found that over 100 water tankers cross over to Delhi from Faridabad in 72 hours. The ban means that parts of Delhi may face a water crisis this summer.
Areas in Delhi where water from Faridabad is supplied include Badarpur, Jaitpur, Mehrauli, Saket, Sangam Vihar, Tuqlagabad Extension, Tuqlagabad, Railway Colony, Prehladpur, Mithapur, Mohband, Tajpur Pahari, Lal Kuan, Khanpur, Alaknanda, Govindpuri, etc. Water through tankers is generally supplied to Delhi from Ankhir, Bhadkal, Anangpur, Lakadpur, Khori, Sarai Kwaja, Harkesh Nagar, Palla, Sehatpur, etc.