Several people can be seen storing and collecting water from water tanks and water bores in the national capital. Parts of Delhi are facing a water crisis as pond levels are depleting in the Yamuna river. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said that water supply shall be affected in parts of the national capital from May 17 morning.
In the Kusumpur Pahari area of Vasant Vihar, people were seen chaining their water cans as they collected water from tanks.
Another reason for the water crisis is said to be the reduction in the release of raw water from Haryana.
Among the affected areas were Civil Lines, Hindu Rao Hospital and adjoining areas, Kamla Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Karol Bagh, Pahar Ganj and NDMC areas, Old and New Rajinder Nagar, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Tughlakabad, Sangam Vihar, Ramlila Ground, Delhi Gate, Punjabi Bagh, Jahangirpuri, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Burari, parts of Cantonment area and South Delhi.
The DJB said water production had been affected at treatment plants in Wazirabad, Chandrawal, and Okhla and requested the residents, suffering from a scorching summer, to store an adequate quantity of water in advance as per requirement. It added water tankers would be provided on request as supply would remain affected till the pond level improved to normal.
Source: India TV
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