The Consulate of Montenegro in the national Capital has been getting no water supply for the last two days. The Consulate has alleged that despite requests to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) no water tanker has been provided to them. The Consul-General on Friday wrote to Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Vinai Kumar Saxena urging him to intervene and resolve the issue at the earliest.
Following the letter, the L-G directed Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar to immediately resolve the issue and advised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to address matters that affect India’s image globally.
Consul-General Dr Janice Darbari wrote in the letter, “I have a humble request as water supply to the Consulate has not been coming for two days. The DJB has said that they will send a water tanker, but no action was taken. The water supply is low pressure and dirty. Kindly resolve the matter as it disrupts the working of the diplomatic Mission India.”
As per the sources, expressing concern over non-supply of water even to members of the diplomatic corps as also, recurrent problems of sewage management to various diplomatic missions in the Capital, the L-G has asked the Chief Secretary to immediately address the issues and flagged these issues up to Kejriwal.
He also took to Twitter and wrote, “Received complaint from Consulate of Montenegro regarding non supply of water, unavailability of tankers & dirty water at low pressure by DJB. Directed CS to immediately resolve the issue. Advised CM @ArvindKejriwal ji to address such matters that affect India’s image globally.”
Meanwhile, the DJB in a statement said that water supply in the area, where the Consul-General’s residence is located, is normal and no disruption has been reported or observed in the recent past and no complaint of dirty water has been received recently.
“A call was made from the Consulate’s residence from mobile No. 09811871296 to area JE on August 4. The caller requested water through a tanker and agreed to get water in the morning on August 5. JE concerned directed the staff of water emergency at GK-I, to send a water tanker to S-528, GK-I at the earliest in the morning. Water was delivered at 8:45 A.M. through a water tanker bearing no. DL-1L-K 7904 on August 5,” DJB claimed.
“JE concerned along with field staff visited House No. S-528, GK-I and apprised Consulate staff available there, that water supply at their residence shall be checked during supply hours on August 6, as there is only one time supply in the morning from 12 midnight to 7:00 A.M,” the statement further read.