To ensure adequate water and power at the Capital’s various ghats during the three-day Chhat Puja this weekend, Delhi’s power and water utilities have pulled out all stops. While the Delhi Jal Board has asked Haryana to release more water, the discoms have decided to set aside their difference with civic agencies over unpaid dues and light up the roads that lead to the ghats.
The water utility has asked the Haryana administration to release an additional 400 cusec of water down stream of Wazirabad to ensure an adequate flow in the river.
“A letter was sent to Haryana to release additional water during the festival from November 18-20. Haryana had agreed in principle to do so, but we will know if they’ve their word after the water released increase after November 18,” said an official.
Power distribution company BYPL has also done its bit for the festivities. The company has decided to switch on the streetlights at the popular Wazirabad Yamuna ghat despite unpaid dues of several lakhs.