There is a possibility of water shortage in Delhi from tomorrow. Due to maintenance of Ganga Canal, water supply will be affected. There is a problem in the supply of water due to the low level of water in the river Yamuna. This has affected the Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar plants. On Monday, water supply will be affected in East Delhi, South Delhi North East Delhi and NDMC area. There may be a problem in the water supply for the next few days.
The Delhi Jal Board said on Sunday that the Upper Ganga Canal would be closed for the next four-five days for annual maintenance, which would affect the water supply in many areas of the national capital. The canal supplies 270 million gallons (mgd) of water a day to the city. Of this, 120 MGD of water goes to the Bhagirathi plant for treatment, while 150 MGD of water goes to the Sonia Vihar plant. The water being treated at Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar plants is supplied to the areas of East Delhi and South Delhi.
The Water Board said that due to the closure of the Upper Ganga Canal for annual maintenance, the price of water has reduced.
This may affect water treatment in Bhagirathi and Sonia Vihar plants. A board official told that the water level of Yamuna is also low. He said that till the situation improves, water will be available with less pressure for the next three-four days. He told that areas of South Delhi, East Delhi, North East Delhi and NDMC can be affected.
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