This may be a good news for thirsty Delhiites that Delhi would not face the water supply problem hopefully from the next month. According to report, Delhi might get an improved and better water supply from its neighboring state Haryana.
The water supply may start by the end of June as the Haryana government has decided to open the canals to carry water from the Bhakra Nangal dam to the Delhi’s Nangloi water treatment plant.
After the gap of seven long years, the Haryana government has decided to give green signal for the supply the water.
Earlier, the Central Water Commission (CWC) had intervened in the matter on several occasions to end the water crisis in Delhi. Later, the Bhakra Nangal Management Board (BNMB) was ready to open the canal to supply water to Delhi.
But, the Haryana government had said that it would increase the carrying capacity constraint of its canals.
At that time, the Supreme Court had intervened in the matter and asked the CWC to conduct a survey to verify the capability of the state’s canals. Later, the CWC found that the canals are not capable to carry the entire 40 MGD that was required for the Nangloi.
However, the CWC also said that it could manage to carry nearly 20 MGD water without any problem.
After that, the Delhi government carried out the repair works on canals to enhance the capacity at its own expense. The CWC, after inspecting the repair works, asked the Haryana government to release water as the canals were ready.