New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday claimed that the broken Indraprastha water regulator will be fixed in a few hours, which was damaged due to the strong flow of water triggered by an unprecedented rise in the Yamuna water level.
The statement came following Delhi CM’s visit to the site to inspect the repair work of the Indraprastha water Drain 12. During his visit, several senior dignitaries including Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Minister Shri Saurabh Bhardwaj were present.
Addressing the media, CM Kejriwal said, “This is the biggest crisis that we are facing at the time. A regulator has been breached as the flow of the water was very high. Now that so many teams are working on this matter, I sincerely hope that we will be able to control the problem at the earliest. It is mainly because of this breach that the water is now going towards the city. On the one hand, the water levels in the Yamuna have been decreasing, so that is some positive news. But we are working hard to ensure that the water flowing towards ITO and other areas due to this breach is quickly controlled.”
यमुना में बढ़े जलस्तर से DJB का इंद्रप्रस्थ रेगुलेटर टूट गया था जिसे ठीक करने का काम रात-भर चला। अभी मैंने भी वहाँ का दौरा किया। उम्मीद है कि अगले 4-5 घंटे में इसे ठीक कर लिया जाएगा। सरकार, NDRF और आर्मी की टीमें पूरी मेहनत से काम कर रही है। हमारी कोशिश है कि पानी शहर के अंदर… pic.twitter.com/7uBdD73j9X
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He added, “In different areas, the water from the river has breached into the city from different points and reasons. For instance, here because of the damage to the regulator, the water has flowed towards ITO. At Rajghat, the water has started to flow back into the city from the drain. In many other areas along the river, it is because of the overflow of the river Yamuna. The whole night our engineers and staff together tried to repair it. I thank all the staff involved in repairing the regulator. I hope it will be fixed by evening.”
The CM said that the government is taking all necessary steps to deal with the problem. “Yesterday evening, we received information about the damage to this regulator. After that, Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Shri Saurabh Bharadwaj stayed at the site all night. On Friday morning, the NDRF also arrived, and everyone is working together,” he said.
The CM also tweeted, “A regulator at Indraprastha has been damaged due to the increased water level in the Yamuna, and repair work has been going on throughout the night. I also visited the site just now. Hopefully, it will be fixed in the next 4-5 hours. The government, NDRF, and the Army teams are working hard. Our efforts are to prevent water from entering the city.”