Saturday, December 19, 2009

Water supply to be affected in many Delhi areas ( The Hindu- 18 Dec. 2009)

Staff Reporter

Haiderpur and Nangloi water treatment plants will be shut down from Friday morning till Saturday evening

Central-West Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, South-West Delhi, South Delhi areas to be affected

‘Residents will have to store water as we will not be in a position to even send water tankers’



NEW DELHI: Large parts of the Capital will go without water on Friday and Saturday as two water treatment plants at Haiderpur and Nangloi will be shut down on account of some work and also because of repairs being carried out elsewhere.

According to Delhi Jal Board officials, following a request by the Haryana Irrigation Department, the Delhi sub-branch canal that supplies raw water to the Haiderpur and Nangloi water treatment plants will be closed from early Friday morning till late Saturday evening.

“The plants will be shutdown for about 24 to 30 hours, so water supply to all areas on the command of these two treatment plants will be affected. The closure of the sub-branch canal is required to facilitate construction of culverts to lay the pipeline across the bed of the canal,” said an official.

The closure of the treatment plants will affect people living in Central-West Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, South-West Delhi, Naraina, Delhi Cantonment and South Delhi areas falling under the New Delhi Municipal Council. “Though we will try and provide supply on Friday morning as well as Saturday night, residents in these areas will have to store water as we will not be in a position to even send water tankers,” said the official.

Also on account of repairs in West Punjabi Bagh, water supply will be affected on Friday in East and West Punjabi Bagh, Moti Nagar, Karampura, Rani Bagh, Jaidev Park, Bhagwan Dass Nagar, Shivaji Park, Arihant Nagar, SFS Madipur, Kirti Nagar, Sudershan Park, Ram Garh and Rattan Park.

DJB official said due to the installation of flow meter at Janakpuri, water supply will be affected on Friday and Saturday in Janakpuri A, B, C and D Block, Virender Nagar, Shiv Nagar, Nangal Raya, Lajwanti Garden Institutional Area, Pankha Road and Prem Nagar.

Water supply will also be affected over the weekend in Moti Bagh, Teen Murti and NDMC areas. There will be low water pressure in Kailash Hill, Karawal Nagar, Dayalpur, Mustafabad, Pocket-F Dilshad Garden, Pocket-E Mayur Vihar Phase-II, Molar Band village because of annual cleaning and maintenance work.

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