Water shortage set to worsen in south Delhi

Delhi has been increasingly facing water shortage with supply being limited at many areas.
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Tuesday said the water supply will be affected in several areas in the national capital on January 18 and January 19 for 16 hours, citing the installation of a flowmeter and maintenance work at the Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant (WTP).

Residents are advised to store adequate water, it said, adding tankers will be available on request. “Due to the installation of flowmeter in South Delhi rising main at Sonia Vihar WTP and other maintenance works, the supply will remain affected for 16 hours. The water supply will not be available on January 18 from 10 am to the morning of January 19,” the notice said.

The areas likely to be affected are Kailash Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan, Jal Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, Moolchand Hospital, Greater Kailash, Vasant Kunj, Devli, Ambedkar Nagar, Okhla, Kalkaji and Govindpuri.

Other areas where water supply will be affected for 16 hours from January 18 are Shyam Nagar Colony, Okhla Sabzi Mandi, Amar Colony, Dakshin Puri, Panchsheel Park, Shahpur Jat, Kotla Mubarak Pur, Sarita Vihar, Sidhartha Nagar, Apollo, Malviya Nagar, Chhatarpur and parts of the NDMC and their adjoining areas.

The DJB has advised residents to stay informed and plan accordingly to minimize inconvenience during the scheduled maintenance activities.

The board has issued emergency numbers including a control room number and area-wise also. “The water control room number is 011-23538495, and the helpline number is 1916. Emergency numbers have also been issued: Mandawali 22727812, Greater Kailash 29234746, Giri Nagar 26473720, Chattarpur (Qutub) 65437020, IPP/Station 23370911, 23378761, RK Puram 26193218, Jal Sadan 29819035, 29814106 and Vasant Kunj 26137216.

Delhi has been increasingly facing water shortage with supply being limited at many areas. A decline in groundwater levels due to excessive extraction and inadequate recharge has led to concerns about water scarcity.

Two-day shortage; store water

DJB says residents are advised to store sufficient water, and water tankers will be available on request. The water supply will be affected in Kailash Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan, Jal Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, Moolchand Hospital, Greater Kailash, Vasant Kunj, Devli, Ambedkar Nagar, Okhla, Kalkaji and Govindpuri. Other areas where the supply will be affected for 16 hours from January 18 are Shyam Nagar Colony, Amar Colony, Shahpur Jat, Kotla Mubarak pur, Sarita Vihar, Sidhartha Nagar, Apollo, Malviya Nagar and Chhatarpur.

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