New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Haryana government has assured to soon release more water for the National Capital to dilute the presence of ammonia. The CM said he has directed the Delhi Jal Board to ensure that no part of the capital goes dry and if required, divert water from other plants to Wazirabad.
‘High ammonia levels due to industrial waste being dumped into the Yamuna at Panipat has forced Chandrawal and Wazirabad Water Treatment Plants to stop operations. Haryana govt has assured Delhi that they will release additional water soon to dilute the presence of ammonia,’ he said in a tweet this morning.
Parts of North and Central Delhi may be affected, while government was working to improve the situation and the CM was himself monitoring the situation. Pumping from the Chandrawal and Wazirabad plant had been reduced due to high ammonia presence in the water, and this situation is likely to affect water supply in localities of the Central and North Delhi especially.
‘I am monitoring the situation closely and have directed DJB to ensure no part of Delhi goes dry, even if it means diverting water from other plants to Wazirabad.Parts of Central and North Delhi may be affected. We are working to improve the situation at the earliest.’, Mr Kejriwal added.
Malka Ganj, Karol Bagh, Civil Lines , President Estate , Delhi Gate , Darya Ganj , Azad Market, Paharganj, Patel Nagar, Shadipur, Rajender Nagar, NDMC area, President Estate, Gulabi Baghand other areas of Central Delhi are likely to face water shortage on Monday.