Water scarcity in Delhi has reached to a limit where people may have to face severe problems if Munak canal remains shut for one more day.
Raising concern Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed Centre to interfere and take quick measures to re-start functioning at Munak canal, which was forcefully blocked by protesters in Haryana.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 22, 2016
Later, he informed that Army has taken control of Munak Canal gates and with minor repair work Delhi is likely to get water by evening today.
Gud news. Army takes control of munak canal gates(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 22, 2016
Trying to assess in how much time water wud reach Del n whether any damage done to canal lining. Will keep u updated(2/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 22, 2016
Thank u army, thank u centre for securing munak canal back. Great relief for delhi— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 22, 2016
On Sunday, Delhi Jal Board made special arrangements to ensure people don’t face much problems with water scarcity in some parts.
Water Minister Kapil Mishra reviewed the contingency plan for water management in West, North, North-west, Outer and Central Delhi and said tankers will deliver water at 663 points to partially meet the shortage of 480 million gallons per day (MGD).
“These points will keep rotating. Plan is to cover around 2,000 points by evening tomorrow,” Mishra said.
In the meeting, DJB informed the Minister that it has made 140 filling points functional, creating 14 new filling points overnight, where tankers will be filled up all through the night.