Delhi Jal Board shuts down waterlines in Chattarpur

Last Updated: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 22:23

New Delhi: Following death of a kid
allegedly due to consumption of polluted water in Chattarpur
area, the Delhi Jal Board has shut down waterlines there as a
precautionary measure and sent water samples for lab test.

However, a DJB spokesperson said the child`s death was
not caused by potable water but ice candy which was perhaps
prepared of contaminated water.
"However as a preventive step, the waterlines have
been shutdown and water distribution is being carried out
through tankers in Chandan Hola Village of Chhattarpur. We
have also collected samples of water from the area for testing
in our labs," she said.

However, the BJP Delhi Pradesh General Secretary
Ramesh Bidhuri claimed that two children had died and other
two children were in serious condition after drinking polluted
water in the Village.
Besides this 35 to 40 children and women have been
admitted to Safdarjang hospital, Banerjee Hospital and Mission
Hospital, he said adding that there is no supply for pure
drinking water and people have to depend upon the tankers of
the Delhi Jal Board for the supply of the drinking water.

The BJP legislator also attacked the Delhi Government
for failing to provide sewer facility in the villages and
unauthorized colonies.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 22:23

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