Delhi Chief Minister gives directives to tackle water crisis

 
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New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has given directives to her subordinates to tackle the burgeoning water crisis in the Capital.

Speaking to reporters after holding a cabinet meet here today, Dikshit said that the uneven distribution of water is one of the reasons for water crisis is some parts of Delhi.

"Like always, we will tackle water crisis problem. I have given directives to my officials to ensure equal distribution of water in the Capital. I have asked the executive engineers to contact their respective MLA on a daily basis. They should look into the problems like where all water leakages are happening, which are the areas where taps are running without knobs and where all water tankers are needed more or less," she added.

Due to the scorching summer heat, several areas have been facing frequent power cuts, some lasting 10-12 hours. This has led to water shortage as well, sparking riots in many places.

She held a meeting of top officials on Sunday to find ways to resolve the power crisis in the city. She said the city would get more power from the national grid and action was on to repair transmission towers of a nearby plant.

Delhi expects to get 250 MW more power from either Uttarakhand or from the Southern states by Monday.

With heat wave conditions continuing, the power demand in the Capital had shot up to an all-time high of about 4275 MW, leaving a huge shortfall and resulting in long outages across the city. (ANI)

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