Delhi Jal Board shuts down waterlines in Chattarpur
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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.


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

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