New Delhi: Large parts of the National Capital, especially central and southern part of the city experienced water shortage after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) shut down two water treatment plants due to high pollution level in the Yamuna river on Tuesday.

Later in the evening partial water supply was restored and it will be brought to normal level till Wednesday.
“Due to sudden rise in the level of pollution in Yamuna, two water treatment plants were shut down at 6am on Tuesday.” A senior DJB official said.

The Chandrawal and Wazirabad plants provide 90 MGD and 120 MGD water respectively to many areas in central and south Delhi.

The Haryana Irrigation Department which was apprised of the presence of pollutants in the river water by DJB was requested to release additional quantity of water to dilute the concentration of pollutants.

 “Haryana released additional quantity of water that led to the decline of pollutants in Yamuna. The production at both water treatment plants was partially restored at 5.00 pm on Tuesday,” DJB spokesperson Sanjam Cheema said.

He said, “The normal water supply will be restored till Wednesday.”