Several parts of the city continued to face severe water shortage on Wednesday, a day after the Haryana administration “arbitrarily” reduced Delhi's water supply. Water production at the Haiderpur water treatment plant continued to remain curtailed by 20 MGD, leading to water shortage in many areas.
The Delhi Jal Board officials said there has been a slight let up in the situation, but discussions with Haryana on releasing adequate water for the city are on. “We are in talks with Haryana, there was some relief on Wednesday and hopefully they will resume supply soon,” said a spokesperson.
On whether Haryana has agreed to release the additional 80 MGD of water that Delhi has been demanding, the spokesperson said discussions to iron out the difference are still on.
On Tuesday Haryana had reduced water supply to Delhi, after it was refused permission to supply water to the city through the Munak canal. Delhi has been insisting that until Haryana agrees to release an additional 80 MGD of water, it will neither pay the remaining amount for the construction of the Munak canal nor allow water to be supplied through it.
Areas that had to face a shortage of water included Green Park, Pitampura, Rohini, Paschim Vihar, Delhi Cantonment, Rajouri Garden, Najafgarh, Moti Nagar, Uttam Nagar and Jankapuri.
Keywords: severe water shortage