National capital also faced the heat of Jat reservation protests after protesters blocked Munak Canal, which is one of the primary sources of raw water for Delhi.
As per reports, some of the protesters forcibly shut the gates at the inlet of the Munak Canal for a few hours.
This partially affected supply to five of the DJB’s water treatment plants at Haiderpur (210 million gallons per day capacity), Nangloi (40 MGD), Okhla (20 MGD), Bawana (15 MGD) and Dwarka (40 MGD).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal showed his disappointment over the act and tweeted:
Am worried about impact of Jat agitation on Delhi esp Delhi's water supply. Sought time from Rajnath ji.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 20, 2016
Spoke to Haryana CM. He has assured that he will immediately send army to ensure safety of munak canal— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 20, 2016
Spoke to Rajnath ji also and apprised him of grave situation. He has assured that army is being sent to munak canal— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 20, 2016
The situation has been turning violent in Haryana with people showing their anger on public properties like mall, railway stations and transport vehicles.
Fresh incidents of violence were reported in Haryana as the Jat stir for quota intensified with protestors torching a railway station in Jind even as the Army conducted a flag march in two curfew-bound districts and used helicopters to reach parts of the blocked Rohtak district.
As the violence by Jat protestors demanding quota continued unabated, Chief Minister Manohar Khattar issued a fresh appeal to the people to maintain peace.
Normal life was crippled in Rohtak, the epicentre of the ongoing agitation, and Bhiwani in the wake of violence which broke out yesterday during the stir, and many other parts of the state with rail and road traffic hit, and shops and commercial establishment and schools remaining closed.