Haryana has agreed to release more raw water to Delhi from Tajewala out of the share of Uttar Pradesh in the Yamuna and this would help the Capital city in generation of more water at its Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi water treatment plants, where the treatment had been affected due to disruption in raw water supply from the Ganga Canal.
The Delhi Government said Haryana announced its decision to release more water after Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday requested her Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda to help the Capital tide over its current water crisis by releasing more water to it. “With arrival of 240 cusecs (cubic feet per second) from Tajewala and utilisation of water from storage tank in Delhi, it is expected that water supply would become normal in South and East parts of the Capital,” the Delhi Government said.
The statement further said that “water from Haryana would be lifted from Wazirabad”. It would then be take to Sonia Vihar and Bhagairathi WTPs.
Following Haryana’s noble gesture in releasing extra water to Delhi in an hour of crisis, Ms. Dikshit also thanked Mr. Hooda for his prompt intervention in the matter.
Meanwhile, it said, the Uttar Pradesh Government has started taking up the repair work on the Ganga Canal on a war-footing. The work is expected to be completed in a few days and that would result in normal supply of raw water from the Ganga Canal.
A breach had occurred in the canal near Khatauli and that had led to disruption in supply of raw water for Delhi.