Delhi crisis: Manoj Tiwari writes to LG Anil Baijal over power cuts, water problem

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday wrote to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal over the frequent power cuts and water shortage in parts of the city and demanded a meeting with the Delhi Jal Board and TRANSCO.

IANS| Last Updated: May 17, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Delhi crisis: Manoj Tiwari writes to LG Anil Baijal over power cuts, water problem

New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday wrote to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal over the frequent power cuts and water shortage in parts of the city and demanded a meeting with the Delhi Jal Board and TRANSCO.

In the letter he also targetted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying the AAP leader was too busy in "power games" to pay attention to draw up a summer plan of power and water supply in the city.

"I have written to the Lt Governor to call a high level meeting of bureaucrats and engineers of DJB, TRANSCO and the power department to find a solution to the problem of repeated power cuts and water shortage being experienced by the people," the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said in a statement.

In his letter, Tiwari said that to the best of our knowledge through media reports it is very clear that there is no shortage of raw water inflow from Haryana or Uttarakhand nor is there any shortage in supply from power grids.

"But despite that people in almost all areas of Delhi are facing short water supply and frequent power cuts or voltage fluctuations," he said.

He also complained of "filthy" water supply by the DJB and said that people were being forced to buy bottled water or to install water purifiers otherwise they are prone to water-borne diseases.

He said that people residing in the east, northeast, north west, south, south west and the rural belts of north Delhi were facing daily power cuts of two-three hours.

He also complained of power fluctuation in many areas of the city.

Targeting Chief Minister Kejriwal, Tiwari said, "It is tragic that Kejriwal has no time to attend to the power-water shortage problem of Delhiites or to frame the mandatory summer plan of power and water supply, being busy in power games to retain his office."