Mumbai to face water-cuts from January 6 to 8
In some bad news for Mumbaikars in the first week of the New Year, various parts of the city and suburbs will be facing water-cuts from January 6-8.
Mumbai: In some bad news for Mumbaikars in
the first week of the New Year, various parts of the city and
suburbs will be facing water-cuts from January 6-8.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has
undertaken the task of replacing the trunk mains at the
Maroshi-Vakola-Ruparel College tunnel, following which various
parts of the city will have to go without water for different
days from January 6.
"There will be no water supply in few areas of South
Mumbai including Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Nariman Point, Fort and
Churchgate on January 6 and 8. On January 7, there will be no
water supply at Kalbadevi, Girgaum, Thakurdwar, CP Tank and
Mumbai Central," Municipal Commissioner Swadhin Kshatriya
Also, there will be no water in Jogeshwari and Andheri
(East) areas on January 6, and in Versova, Yari Road, Andheri
Vile Parle (West), Santacruz and Bandra (East) and MIDC on
January 7. On January 8, no water will be supplied in
Andheri (West) and Vile Parle (East), Kshatriya said.
The work of fixing the 2,400 mm valve on 2,500 mm
Bhandup-Maroshi main as part of the
Maroshi-Vakola-Mahim-Ruparel tunnel project is proposed to be
executed from January 6 to 9. The line will have to be
isolated for 72 hours for this.
During the isolation period, parts of South Central
Mumbai will have to face 50 per cent water cut. The western
suburbs of Goregaon and Malad will face 10 per cent water cut
during these three days.
Presently, the city receives 3,350 million litres of
water daily (MLD) against the demand of 4,200 MLD.