Water supply remains erratic in South, East Delhi
The water situation in many parts of South and East Delhi on Monday was no different from the day before.india Updated: May 07, 2003 16:13 IST
The water situation in many parts of South and East Delhi on Monday was no different from the day before.
Whereas some complained that they have not had a drop of water for a long time now, others said that they had enough. Vasant Vihar residents said the supply taps ran for about 45 minutes in the morning, as in the past three days. The pressure was low, so tanks situated higher than usual had a problem filling up.
Some said new water pipelines had been laid for the colony but the Jal Board is yet to connect them. Blocks F and E of Vasant Vihar received very little water on Monday but Block C reportedly had enough. Residents of East of Kailash have been facing a severe shortage. B block especially has not received a drop of water in the last two weeks, with residents making do with water supplied by Jal Board tankers, which are irregular.
Residents in the multi-storey housing societies starting from Mother Dairy Road to Patparganj in East Delhi said that there has been a marginal decrease in water supply over the last two days. Avoid power cuts at treatment plants The Delhi Government has told Transco, the power transmission company, to ensure that there are no power disruptions at water treatment plants in the Capital.
According to Delhi Jal Board CEO P.K. Tripathi, even a power disruption of one minute can affect the functioning of water pumping stations by half-an-hour. The DJB's water pumping stations are located in areas such as Greater Kailash and Delhi Cantonment. Tripathi said that the DJB was also taking up the matter with the private distribution companies.
Transco's Director (Operations) SR Sethi, when contacted, said that he had held a meeting with distcom officials where it had been conveyed clearly that there should be no power disruptions in water-pumping stations.