Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Jat protest: With ‘folded hands’ Kejriwal requests Centre to intervene and restore water supply

Narada Desk | February 22, 2016 9:30 am Print

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing Jat agitation for quota, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with folded hands have appealed to the Centre to immediately intervene and resume water supply from Munak Canal in Haryana. The request was made by Kejriwal today as the water supply to the national capital was under threat.

“We’ve completely run out of water. I appeal to the centre with folded hands to immediately intervene and get Munak canal started in Haryana.” stated Arvind Kejriwal on twitter. He also added, “Gud news. Army takes control of Munak canal gates.Trying to assess in how much time water wud reach Del n whether any damage done to canal lining. Will keep u updated.”

The Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Delhiites would be facing tough days in the coming future as the water supply has been hit real hard.

A petition filed by Delhi government seeking the Centre’s intervention seeking the Centre’s support will be heard by the Supreme Court today.

“Against the total production of 820 Million Gallons per day (MGD) of potable water, only 240 MGD is being produced, because of the disruption of the supply source from Haryana. DJB’s tanker fleet has been fully redirected to the water-deficient areas. The situation at Wazirabad is being constantly monitored. In this emergent situation, the people of Delhi are requested to use water with the utmost care,” a statement by the Delhi Jal Board said

The areas affected due to the closure of plants are West Delhi, North-West, Central, South and part of North Delhi.