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BMC: No drinking water for MHADA flats at Mankhurd

mumbai Updated: Feb 07, 2010 01:18 IST
Sujit Mahamulkar

Those who own Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) flats in Mankhurd will not get drinking water from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

However, owners of MHADA flats at Versova will now get 45 litres of water per head, the BMC has said.

The BMC said it will not be able to supply drinking water to newly constructed MHADA flats in Mankhurd because the daily demand is more than 2 lakh litres.

“It won’t be possible to

supply drinking water to residential complexes in Mankhurd as there is already a shortage of water,” said Vinay Deshpande head of the BMC’s water

department. “We would consider their plea only after we receive sufficient rainfall in the six catchment areas from where the city gets water.”

The MHADA had constructed and sold 3,863 flats under the affordable housing scheme for the economically weaker, lower, middle and higher income sections.

The state housing authority had, in January, offered 3,449 low-cost tenements of which 1,111 are in Mankhurd through lottery system.

The list of those who have got flats under this system will be declared in May.

The municipal corporation had earlier denied water to the MHADA colony at Versova, which houses 956 flats.

Deshpande said that flat owners in the Versova MHADA colony would get less water at low pressure for some time. The pressure will be increased only after the construction of the Yari Road-Versova tunnel is completed in December.

The civic administration had earlier proposed that residential colonies that require more than 2 lakh litres of water a day will not get water connections until 2012. This will continue at least until mid-2012 when the BMC’s Middle Vaitarna project is likely to be completed.

The project will augment the daily water supply by 455 million litres.