New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged the people here to save water and send it to drought-hit Latur city in Maharashtra.
“Severe water crisis in Latur. We all should help. Are all Delhiites ready to save some water daily to send it for our people in Latur,” Kejriwal asked in a tweet.
Latur, with a population of over five lakhs, is a city in the Marathwada region.
Earlier during the day, ten railway wagons with five lakh liters of water left from Miraj Junction railway station for Latur in Marathwada.
On April 8, one of the two goods trains carrying 50 wagons of water for drought-affected areas of Latur departed from Kota workshop for Miraj in Pune division.
The locals in the drought-hit Latur district of Maharashtra are forced to travel long distances for water, as it is experiencing an unprecedented water scarcity this summer.