The Jat community that had blocked the supply of water to the national capital from the upper Ganges canal in Uttar Pradesh over demands for OBC reservations in central government jobs ended its protest and restored the water supply to Delhi on Monday.
The protestors, who laid seige at the water works in Muradnagar near Ghaziabad, will now hold talks with the government over their demands. Water supply was curtailed from Sunday evening, when at least 10,000 Jats protested over their demands for OBC reservations in central jobs.
"The agitating group closed water supply from the Upper Ganga Canal at Abupur from where water comes to Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi Water Treatment plants in the city, which cater to 40 per cent requirement of total water in Delhi, a government official said. East Delhi, South Delhi and Central Delhi were the areas affected due to the blockage of the water supply.