Haryana accuses Delhi Jal Board of cutting supply to staff houses
Haryana accused the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) of cutting water supply to residential premises of state irrigation department's employees, residing in New Delhi.chandigarh Updated: Jun 18, 2012 11:12 IST
Haryana on Sunday accused the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) of cutting water supply to residential premises of state irrigation department's employees, residing in New Delhi.
Anand Kumar, chief engineer, Yamuna Water Services (YWS), Haryana irrigation department, in a statement on Sunday, said: "The DJB has stooped low by cutting water supply to Sham Nath Marg and Under Hill Road in Civil Lines, Delhi, where more than 60 families of officials of the Haryana irrigation department reside. It is strange that water supply is available in the adjoining colonies as well as in the office of divisional commissioner and collector."
The chief engineer said Haryana was releasing double the Delhi's legitimate share of water to the national capital.
"Delhi's legitimate share of water is 610 cusecs at Munak and it is being released for Haiderpur water treatment plant. More than 600 cusecs is being released from Munak for Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants," he said, adding that water released for Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants this year was about 175 cusecs more than the last year's.
Kumar said teams had been formed that would be available at Haiderpur, Wazirabad and Chandrawal water plants for better coordination with Delhi.
First Published: Jun 18, 2012 11:09 IST