Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2016 © Randhir Singh

Water towers constructed by Delhi Jal Board, photographed between 2012 and 2016 by Randhir Singh.

Udham Singh Park II. 2016
Udham Singh Park II. 2016 © Randhir Singh
Udham Singh Park I. 2016
Udham Singh Park I. 2016 © Randhir Singh

Access to water is a major challenge for many residents of Delhi. It is not at all uncommon for water to be delivered to neighbourhoods in tankers that are often under the control of the “Water Mafia”. Residents are forced to line up with their plastic containers meager rations of water of substandard quality. In this context, the towers taken on greater significance.