Colonies in south and east Delhi supplied with water from the Bhagirathi water treatment plant will receive water at very low pressure from Tuesday.
The water shortage, caused by the closure of the Upper Ganga Canal, is expected to last till Saturday. Some of the areas which will be affected are already undergoing acute water shortage. These include East of Kailash, Kailash Colony, Kalkaji and Okhla where people have been getting little or no water for the past two weeks. The Upper Ganga Canal, which supplies eighty per cent of the raw water to the 100-mgd capacity Bhagirathi water treatment plant, has been closed since April 16. But the impact is being felt in the city only now.
The output of the treatment plant located in Gokulpuri, Trans-Yamuna, was only 70 mgd on Tuesday. DJB officials however said they are coping by taking water from upstream of Wazirabad barrage which is conveyed to the Bhagirathi plant through booster pumps. The other areas which will be affected from Tuesday are Trans-Yamuna, Saket, Kaka Nagar, Lodhi Colony, Bharti Nagar, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, parts of Nizamuddin, Okhla, Kalkaji and Lajpat Nagar. G.C. Nandwani, Member water, DJB said the Uttaranchal Government is expected to release water from Haridwar late on Tuesday night.
The released water will however reach the city two days later.
WATER tankers on call
* Shahdara South (22521537)
* Shahdara North (22814651)
* Greater Kailash (26414746)
* Central Zone Giri Nagar (26473720)
* Central Zone Lajpat Nagar (26834103)