Residents of south Mumbai and western suburbs will have to cope up with water cuts ranging from 10% to 100% for the next three days.
During these days — starting Monday — the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to replace three main pipelines connecting Bhandup-Maroshi-Vakola-Mahim-Ruparel by a tunnel measuring 3,000mm in diameter.
The civic officials said after the installation of the tunnel the water distribution system across the city will be modified and the water supply will also improve.
Intermediate shafts will be introduced at Vakola and Mahim to modify the distribution pattern and improve water supply across all wards in Mumbai.
While areas such as Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, Backbay Reclamation, Fort, Churchgate, Sabusiddik Road, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road, Carmicheal Road, Bhulabhai Desai Road in south Mumbai will have almost no water supply during this period, most areas in the western suburbs will face a maximum of 50% water cut, a civic official said, requesting anonymity.
The municipal corporation is also looking into the problems affecting parts of the western suburbs such as JVPD, Goregaon, Versova and Borivli, where residents have been receiving yellow-coloured contaminated water for the last few days.
The civic officials suspect that this could possibly be due to the isolation work that has already been started in these areas.