Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri on Friday claimed the Delhi Jal Board has substantially raised water and sewer connection charges in the city.
Water supply is expected to be hit in parts of the national capital from Thursday onwards, informed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) through a public notice issued on Wednesday.
Following this, the government is planning to adopt various models of the Denmark government to improve water supply in the capital.
“Water supply will be available at low pressure on June 19 and will continue like this until sufficient water is released by Haryana in Yamuna,” said the DJB.
DJB Vice Chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj raised suspicion over the development and asked why the Union Water Minister is not paying proper attention to the water supply problem.
Digging work undertaken by various government agencies in different parts of the city has taken a toll on a number of full-grown avenue trees.
Within hours of issuing a circular allowing its Muslim employees a two-hour break from work daily during Ramzan, the DJB rescinded the directions after opposition from the BJP.
A total of 575 kilometres of the sewer line will be laid in the unauthorised group of colonies of Delhi.
Previously, the DJB had on July 18 last year stated that the water production rose to a record 955 MGD. Usually, the average daily water production in Delhi remains about 940-945 MGD.