Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday thanked the Indian Army and the Centre after the Army regained control of the Munak canal that supplies the national capital with water, from Jat protesters.
“Thank u army, thank u centre for securing Munak canal back. Great relief for delhi,” Kejriwal tweeted.
A little earlier, he had urged the Centre “with folded hands” to intervene and restore water supply from Munak canal, that supplies three-fifths of Delhi&’s water.
“We’ve completely run out of water. I appeal to the Centre with folded hands to immediately intervene and get Munak canal started in Haryana,” the chief minister posted on Twitter in the morning.
Later, he informed that the Army had taken control of Munak canal, in north Delhi. “Army takes control of Munak canal gates. Trying to assess in how much time water would reach Del (Delhi) and whether any damage done to canal lining,” he posted.
The Aam Aadmi Party government on Monday held a meeting on the water situation, with Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia attending.
Sisodia himself felt the brunt of water scarcity with no water reaching his house on Monday.
The deputy chief minister tweeted in the morning: “So! dry day starts from today? No water supply at my home this morning. No hope to get water in Munak Canal. Tough days ahead for Delhi.”
In another development, the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway, which was blocked by Jat protesters demanding reservation in government jobs under the OBC quota, was cleared.