Delhi Police patrolling Munak Canal, Atishi inspects pipeline

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New DelhiAs the water crisis in Delhi deepened, the police on Thursday started patrolling in the Munak canal area to stop the activities of tanker mafia and Delhi Minister Atishi inspected the pipeline network supplying water to the residents of south Delhi.

A senior officer said police teams have set up checkpoints and started patrolling a 15-km stretch on the Haryana border of the canal, which supplies water to the national capital. The canal enters Delhi from Bawana and reaches the Haiderpur treatment plant.

Teams from Bawana, Narela Industrial Area, Shahabad Dairy and Samaypur Badli police stations have been assigned the task of patrolling the Munak canal and its surrounding areas. “Police personnel have been asked to stop anyone from taking water in tankers from the canal,” the officer said.

Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police chief to ensure strict vigil on the Munak canal to prevent water theft and sought an action taken report within a week.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s Water Minister Atishi, along with senior officials of Delhi Jal Board and Revenue Department, inspected the South Delhi Mains Pipeline Network. This pipeline network supplies water to millions of people of South Delhi from the Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant.

Atishi said on the social media platform ‘X’, “Inspected the South Delhi Mains Pipeline Network, which supplies water from Sonia Vihar Water Purification Plant (WTP) to millions of people across South Delhi, along with senior officials of Jal Board and Revenue Department.”

The Delhi government is ensuring through patrolling by Additional District Magistrate (ADM) and Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) across the city that not even a drop of water is wasted due to leakage from the main pipeline.
During the water crisis when Delhi is getting less water, the production of WTP has reduced. In such a situation, wastage of water will not be tolerated.”

During the inspection, Atishi told PTI Video that water production in Delhi has reduced by 40 million gallons daily (MGD) and unless Haryana releases more water for the city through Yamuna, the shortfall cannot be met.

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