3 water treatment plants shut down in Delhi: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI, July 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that due to rising water levels in the Yamuna river, his government has decided to shut down three water treatment plants in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okla which will lead to water shortages. Rare in a few areas.
In a tweet, he said, “Due to rising water levels in the Yamuna River, water treatment plants in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla have been closed. As a result, some areas of Delhi will face water scarcity. Once the Yamuna waters recede, we will try to start it as soon as possible.“
Earlier, the Delhi government also ordered the closure of all educational institutions in the flood-affected areas.
As of Thursday morning, the water level in the Yamuna River stood at 208.46 metres, well above the danger mark of 205.33 metres.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister “made an appeal to all volunteers, counsellors, MLAs and all other persons to visit the relief camps and provide all possible support”.
Due to the high water level, the areas around the river are flooded, which has led to the evacuation of people.
Delhi government sources said they evacuated 16,000 people and sent them to relief camps.