NEW DELHI: Water supply in the national capital will resume to normal latest by Saturday morning, said Aam Aadmi Party leader and Vice Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board Raghav Chadha on Friday, after some parts of North-West, West and South Delhi faced shortages. Also Read - Delhi Govt Launches Free Covid-19 Testing Van Drive From Rajinder Nagar, AAP's Raghav Chadha Gets Tested
Chadha said that the shortage was caused after two water treatment plants were shut as they were overwhelmed by water from the Yamuna river, which contained spiked levels of ammonia while speaking to news agency ANI. Also Read - Lockdown Again in Delhi? Kejriwal Govt to Send Fresh Proposal to Centre Seeking Permission to Close Markets
“The Yamuna river water coming from Haryana to Delhi had spiked levels of ammonia and reached 3 ppm (parts per million). Because of this, two major water treatment plants had to be shut as they were overwhelmed. This affected the water supply of a few parts of North, North-West and South Delhi,” Chadha said. Also Read - Third Wave of COVID-19 Delhi: CM Kejriwal Blames Pollution For Rising Cases, Says Situation Will be Under Control in 7-10 Days
“We coordinated with the Haryana government and found a solution to this problem. Affected parts will receive normal water supply latest by tomorrow morning,” he added.
(With inputs from ANI)