Delhi to face water crisis in summers: AAP
On Thursday, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) vice chairperson Raghav Chadha said that national capital could face a severe water crisis in March April due to the closure of Nangal Hydel Channel. It could even face a law and order situation.
DJB vice-chairman and Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha said that the closure of Nangal Hydel Channel for repair will affect a quarter of water supply to Delhi in summer, and even a law and order situation.
Chadha said, “The blind closure of the channel will affect supply of 232 MGD (million gallon per day) of water supply from the Beas river to Delhi for one month in March-April. It is 25 per cent of water supply in Delhi and could lead to an unprecedented water crisis and even a law and order situation.”
AAP MLA said that the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government is constantly in touch with the centre over this issue.
A letter has been written to the Union government, Haryana government and Bhakra Beas Mgmt Board to postpone the repair work. The letter suggested the government to undertake the repair work some other time and asked them to not stop the supply of water when summer would have arrived in Delhi.
The government of Delhi hopes that the forthcoming crisis will be avoided.
Chadha have also made an appeal to the Jal Shakti Ministry. He urged the Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to call a meeting of all stakeholders to discuss the issue.
Water from Himachal’s Bhakra Dam flows downstream Nangal dam where it is controlled and released into the Nangal hydel channel. The Nangla Hydel Channel supplies 25 per cent of the Delhi’s water. It is being closed for a month for repairs.