With city facing acute water shortage, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will get 150 million water from Navi Mumbai to meet the demand of water supply.
"We have approached Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation's (NMMC) guardian minister Ganesh Naik for providing 150 million litres of water to the city and they have agreed to provide water to us at a nominal charge," said Municipal Commissioner Jairaj Pathak.
"We are likely to meet the irrigation minister Ajit Pawar on January 6 to get water supply from state-owned Bhatsa dam. The talks are at a preliminary stage," he said.
"The water would be transported from Vashi to Mankhurd through pipeline and will provide much relief to people staying in eastern suburbs. Navi Mumbai saves 150 MLD of water as they have bought a dam at Marbe from Cidco," said Phatak.
The city receives about 3,450 MLD water every day against the demand of 4,100 MLD.
After the Middle Vaitarna water supply project is implemented it will increase the supply by an extra 450 MLD.