I have never seen the condition of Yamuna till now- Shekhar
Fishermen were also seen trying to catch fish in the remaining water of the river. Najimuddin, who has been fishing in Yamuna for many years, says that, “The water has gone down about 8-9 feet in the last 1 week. Now the water has completely dried up, only the soil is visible. I have been coming here since 1999, I have never seen such a situation till today, Yamuna is completely over. The water that is visible is nothing, there is no water near the barrage gate, it has become empty.”
According to the information received from Delhi Jalboard, due to non-availability of water in Yamuna, the production of three water treatment plants has been affected.
1- Wazirabad plant capacity reduced from 135 MGD to 80 MGD
2-Chandrawal Water Treatment Plant capacity has come down from 90 MGD to 55 MGD
3- Okhla water treatment plant capacity reduced from 20 MGD to 12 MGD
Wazirabad water plant has been affected the most due to stagnant water coming from Haryana. According to information received from the engineers of Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant, the water level in the plant is considered normal when the pond is full. There should be 450 cusecs of water to fill the pond, but now 330 cusecs of water is coming. That is, 120 cusecs are needed to make the pond full.
Water is low to close to 213 cusecs
Raghav Chadha says that, “Delhi Jal Board has demanded from the Supreme Court that it should intervene. Otherwise, in today’s time, water crisis has arisen in West Delhi, South Delhi and Central Delhi. In which the Prime Minister’s residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, International Embassy, High Court, Supreme Court all come. To deal with this, we have spoken to the Haryana government, have appealed to the Supreme Court, have started running more water tankers on the ground, removing water tankers from the areas where water is still coming and sending them to the troubled areas. ”
The water has dried up here for 7-8 days- local people
Yamuna is in a completely dry condition near Wazirabad barrage in Delhi. To know the extent of such condition of Yamuna, the team of ABP News investigated the water areas coming from Haryana side. The water coming from Haryana proceeds through the border villages in Delhi towards the Wazirabad barrage. In Delhi’s Palla village, where water comes from Haryana, the condition of Yamuna looked similar to that of Wazirabad. The river has dried up and the riverbed is visible. People living near the dam near Palla village said that the water here has dried up for 7-8 days. Although there was no such situation about 1 week ago, due to stopping of water from behind Haryana, the river has dried up. The water that is visible is also water from the drains. Till the village Dahisara which falls on the border, the water has remained dry like this.