Water scarcity in Delhi: 60 per cent shortfall in water supply; Crisis in AIIMS and Safdarjung

New Delhi Water Supply: The average supply of potable water to NDMC is 125 MLD, while the supply received in the last 10 days was only 60-70 MLD, affecting major hospitals as well as schools in the area. One MLD means 10 lakh liters of water per day. Drinking water in the area is supplied by Delhi Jal Board.

New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) member Kuljit Singh Chahal has written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that drinking water supply in the municipal area has been reduced by 60 per cent in a fortnight.


Chahal claimed that the average supply of potable water to NDMC is 125 MLD, while the supply received in the last 10 days was only 60-70 MLD, affecting major hospitals as well as schools in the area. One MLD means 10 lakh liters of water per day. Drinking water in the area is supplied by Delhi Jal Board. There was no immediate reaction from the Jalboard officials on this issue.


Not only the public but also the hospitals are getting affected due to the low supply of water.

Chahal wrote in the letter, “The potable water in NDMC area is very less, for the last 10 days about 50-60 percent water is being available. The fixed population of NDMC is around 2.3 lakhs and the temporary population is more than 18 lakhs.”


He wrote, “It is also informed that due to such short supply, not only the general public is getting affected but also AIIMS, Safdarjung, RML, major hospitals including Lady Hardinge, and all the schools under NDMC are also affected."


Water is not coming into public toilets

“Due to the short supply of water, public toilets are getting affected and users are facing inconvenience,” he said. The Jal Board had said on Saturday that the water level in Delhi's Wazirabad reservoir has dropped drastically, due to which maximum water has been diverted from Carrier Lined Canal (CLC) and Delhi Sub Branch (DSB) towards Wazirabad.