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ACs, ice and wet cloth: How Delhi citizens are surviving the heat

People are finding it difficult to get sleep due to an array of issues ranging from power cuts, ineffective coolers and hot walls and rooftops to boiling water in taps and spiking power bills due to increased appliance usage

Two women cover their heads to shield themselves from the heat in NCR. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Atishi to go on indefinite strike for additional water to Delhi

On Wednesday, Delhi’s water supply plunged to 909 million gallons a day (mgd), leaving a 91mgd shortfall from the targeted summer supply.

Locals await government water tankers in Chanakyapuri. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 04:59 AM IST

Delhi water crisis: Atishi threatens indefinite fast, seeks PM Modi’s intervention

Atishi said Delhi is grappling with a water crisis since Haryana is not releasing the capital’s share of water

Delhi is facing an unprecedented heatwave due to which water demand has gone up. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 01:20 PM IST

NDMC says water supply has dipped, points to Delhi’s Wazirabad

NDMC faces water shortage as Delhi Jal Board supply falls short. Areas in Lutyens Delhi impacted. VIP areas warned of possible water supply disruption.

The supply shortage, which has thrown life out of gear in many areas in the Capital, began impacting NDMC areas earlier this week. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Now, NDMC areas hit by water shortfall; Wazirabad levels drop

NDMC has warned of a curtailed supply in the command areas of Tilak Marg and Bengali market UGRs, where water will only be available once a day, in the morning.

Delhi water minister Atishi inspects the Wazirabad water treatment plant on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 02:46 AM IST

Delhi govt for larger water share: 1994 MoU can’t meet demand

Delhi water minister Atishi calls for a revised water share from the Yamuna due to increased population, as the 1994 agreement nears renegotiation next year.

The water of Yamuna near the Wazirabad WTP has dropped. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Now, NDMC areas hit by water shortfall; Wazirabad levels drop

An NDMC official said that the water supply from the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is about 40% short at Tilak Marg and Bangali Market Underground Reservoir (UGR)

NDMC has stated that, as per DJB information, the production of potable water from Wazirabad water plant is not running at full capacity due to non-availability of raw water. (Representational Image (HT Photo))
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Leak in water pipeline, South Delhi areas affected

Over the last weeks, parts of Delhi have been grappling with a supply shortfall, due to low raw water availability.

People collect water from a Delhi Jal Board tanker at Sanjay Colony in Okhla Industrial Area Phase-2 on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 09:55 AM IST

As old Hindu College building crumbles, alumni propose restoration

For several reasons spanning the past two centuries, this structure is closely intertwined with the city’s history

The old building of Hindu College complex at Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 12:13 AM IST

Crucial water link to Capital under watch to deter ‘mafia’

The deployment of police along the canal comes after the Supreme Court drew a direct link between the “tanker mafia” and the prevailing water crisis

Delhi Police officers patrolling along the Munak canal at Khera Kalan. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Areas on tail-end of supply, irregular colonies among those hit by crisis

Over the last fortnight, Delhi has witnessed multiple spells of shortfall in water supply, with a drop in 1 mgd affecting an estimated 21,500 people

Residents of Vivekanand Camp filling water from a water tanker supply at Chanakyapur on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:04 AM IST

Haryana CM promises help on water; Delhi not convinced

VK Saxena and Haryana CM discussed Delhi's water situation, with Haryana promising help despite constraints. Delhi alleges reduced water supply.

The Yamuna at ITO on Tuesday. The Delhi government has said that Haryana is not releasing enough water. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 05:58 AM IST

Fire at UP sub-station hits power in large parts of city

The outage temporarily brought parts of the city to a halt, with traffic signals in various parts of the city left non-functional, while operations of at five water treatment plants were adversely affected

Delhi power minister Atishi called the outage a failure of the national power grid. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Fire at UP sub-station hits power in large parts of Delhi

Power outages hit several Delhi due to a fire at a substation in Uttar Pradesh, affecting traffic signals and water treatment plants.

Power minister Atishi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 12:53 AM IST

Repairs at Delhi’s Sarita Vihar flyover to begin from June 15

Police said that they have issued the no-objection certificate (NOC) to the public works department for carrying out the repair works on the Sarita Vihar flyover

In the first and second phases, the carriageway of the flyover going towards Badarpur from Ashram will be repaired. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Gong! Restored 72-year-old Kamla market clock tower starts ticking again

The tower has been repaired, repainted, flex boards installed on the structure have been removed and its original four clocks have been made functional, the officials said

The clock tower located at Kamla Market near the New Delhi Railway Station has been restored and the clock has started ticking again after several decades. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:14 AM IST

Delhi govt seeks LG’s help over looming water crisis

The Aam Aadmi Party also accused Haryana of not releasing adequate water to Delhi — a claim that the neighbouring state denied

Delhi Water Minister Atishi inspects the Bawana entry point of Munak Canal in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:18 AM IST

Haryana stopping water, says Delhi; ‘cheap politics’, responds state

Atishi said that Haryana was deliberately interrupting the water supply the apex court directed Himachal Pradesh to release

Extreme heatwave in north India has led to depleting water levels in the Yamuna. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 05:08 AM IST

MCD’s heritage plaques to link past with present, 50 buildings to get mark first

The oval plates, to be made of fibre-resin mixture, will have a white circumference and golden lettering over a navy blue background

The Town Hall at Chandni Chowk will be among 50 buildings which will get a blue plaque in the first phase of the project. (Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 01:55 PM IST

148 candidates lose deposit, BSP down to 0.7% vote share in Delhi

In the 2024 Delhi elections, AAP and Congress formed an alliance against BJP, making it a two-party race. BSP suffered its worst defeat with only 0.7% of the votes.

BJP general secretary Vinod Tawde and Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak welcome former BSP MP Sangeeta Azad into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on March 18. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 05:56 AM IST

MCD plans Delhi’s largest nursery at Roshanara Bagh

The civic body will add three sections ahead of the monsoon – for fruiting plants, creepers and climbers, and succulents

The civic body opened its first high-tech nursery in the historic Mughal-era garden in December 2022. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Congress draws a blank yet again, series of reverses goes on in Delhi

Congress candidates in Delhi are trailing behind BJP opponents despite alliance with AAP. Party faces decline since 2015 in the Capital's elections.

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi surrounded by workers in Delhi on Tuesday. (AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:40 AM IST

DJB meets supply target after 21 days, more tankers to be added for improved supply

The increased water supply comes against the backdrop of the Yamuna water level at Wazirabad Barrage reaching 671.3 feet on June 3, which was 1.5 feet up from the level of 669.8 feet level recorded on May 28

Boys load up canisters filled with water from a tanker in New Ashok Nagar. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 05:12 AM IST

60% garbage along Rly tracks cleared, MCD sends 6cr bill

MCD removes 60% of 28,000 tonnes of garbage from Delhi railway lines, sets June 30 deadline. Sends ₹6 crore bill to Northern Railways.

Delhi has a railway line network of 105km which are surrounded by an estimated 48,000 slum dwellings. (Representational image)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Defunct water ATMs fail to quench Delhi summer thirst

Locals said machines have fallen into disrepair, have damaged parts or developed other glitches, and officials cited the end of a one-year maintenance contract of a company fixed to manage them.

There is lot of demand for drinking water, especially by those working outdoors, amid soaring summer temperature in Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Delhi writes to Haryana, UP for more water

Delhi Water Minister Atishi requests Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to release additional water to the Capital due to a severe water crisis.

Delhi minister Atishi (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:08 AM IST

Delhi’s water augmentation plans fail to take off

From creating a mega subsurface reservoir on the Palla floodplains to implementing the Singapore NEWater model to reclaim highly treated wastewater to quench Delhi’s thirst, several projects have failed to move beyond the pilot and planning stages

The water level at Yamuna has been below the usual availability over the last week of May in Delhi. (HT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 05:56 AM IST

MCD makes 3 RFID-based parking lots operational

The three revamped parking lots are at Saket in south Delhi, and Mandawali and Ganesh Nagar in east Delhi

The radio frequency identification (RFID)-based system is already in place at toll plazas across the country. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Finite supply, rising demand: Is Delhi facing a water crisis?

Delhi faces water shortages due to a heatwave, low Yamuna River levels, and high demand. Government measures include rationalizing supply timings.

People queue up to fill water from a DJB tanker New Ashok Nagar, Delhi, on Friday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 05:42 AM IST

With water crisis looming, Delhi to move SC for additional water from neighbours

The water level of Yamuna was 670.2 feet, against the normal level of 674 feet.

Delhi minister Atishi inspects the Wazirabad barrage on the Yamuna on Thursday. (HT)
Updated on May 31, 2024 02:09 AM IST
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