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Ammonia spike hits water supply

: Water supply in the Capital will remain affected till Sunday evening as a result of sudden increase of ammonia in the Yamuna, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said here on Saturday.

Treatment Plants at Wazirabad and Chandrawal were shut down as a result of which areas in north and central Delhi will be affected.

Water Minister Kapil Mishra visited the Wazirabad plant for a review with the DJB CEO Keshav Chandra earlier during the day.

“Levels of ammonia have gone up to 2.6 mg per litre, which is unsafe for consumption as a result of which the decision to close the plants was taken even as 1,000 cusecs of water were released by Haryana,” said a senior government official.

“Mr. Mishra also reviewed the progress of repair work at the damaged Munak canal where work is expected to be completed by March 8,” the official added.

According to the DJB, the affected areas in north and north-west Delhi will include Inderlok, Shastri Nagar, Azad Market, Beriwala Bagh, Bara Hindu Rao, Tokriwalan, Pahari Dheeraj, Regarpura, New Rohtak Road, Manakpura, Bapa Nagar, Dev Nagar, Model Basti, Motia Khan.

Areas such as Jhandewalan Extention, Nai Walan, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chauk, Darya Ganj and adjoining area, Group of Hospitals LNJP Hospital, MAMC, G.B. Pant Hospital, Gurunanak Hospital, Minto Road, Civil Lines, Majnu ka Tilla and adjoining areas will also be affected.

Water supply at Ajmeri Gate, Sita Ram Bazar, Ballimaran, Kucha Pandit, Chawri Bazar, Nai Sarak, Ram Lila Ground and adjoining area, Mukund Pur, Burari, Adarsh Nagar, Jahangir Puri, Model Town, Kamla Nagar, Delhi University, Malka Gunj, GTB Nagar, Mukerji Nagar, Timar Pur, Wazirabad and Jagat Pur will also be hit.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung praised the DJB for tackling the recent water crisis in the Capital in a letter to Mr. Chandra terming the work to tackle the crisis “admirable”.



A government official said levels of ammonia went up to 2.6 mg per litre, which is unsafe for consumption



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