Water crisis : Delhi schools to remain closed tomorrow

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016,11:47 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Faced with cut in water supply from Haryana due to the Jat stir, the Delhi government announced closure of schools tomorrow as part of water rationing in the city to deal with the crisis. After a high-level emergency meeting, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said barring Rashtrapati Bhavan, offices and residences of the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, defence installations, hospitals and fire brigade, water will be rationed equally among others. He said his residence and office will also come under water rationing. He said disruption in water supply to Delhi from Haryana’s Munak canal due to the Jat agitation has severely affected the city and appealed to the people to conserve water as much as possible.

Barring President, Prime Minister, CJI, defence installations, hos pis,fire brigades-water to be equally rationed amongst all. Pl save water. Schools closed tomo, Kejriwal said in a tweet. The Delhi government had last night moved the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to the Centre to intervene and ensure water supply from Munak canal.

The Chief Minister said all the water treatment plants have been shut and even if Haryana releases water today it will take at least 24 hours more to restore the supply. There is very little water as it is not coming from there (canal). All the water treatment plants are closed and whatever water is stored in reservoirs is being supplied through the tankers, he said.