New Delhi: The water woes seem to be compounding misery to Delhiites, who are already reeling under the power crisis that could mar the festivity of Diwali. 

The annual cleanup done by UP’s Irrigation department of the Ganga Canal is scheduled from October 23 to 31 this year. Following which the 240 MGD water which comes from the Ganga Canal of Uttar Pradesh is going to stop from the next week.

The water is delivered to Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant and Bhagirathi Water Treatment Plant. During the period of purification, water would not be released, which could affect nearly 60 lakh people in national capital.

Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant supplies water to south Delhi areas while Bhagirathi Water Treatment Plant pumps water to parts of East Delhi.

Delhi Jal Board member RK Garg said, “Due to the cleaning process in the Ganga Canal during October 23 to October 31, Delhi will not get water supply. However, he said that there is enough water in Delhi and residents won’t be having any water problem during the festive season.”

(JPN/ Bureau)