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BMC to ensure 30 pc water cut for 5-star hotels

The civic body has identified 296 bulk users and 669 industrial units that will face a 30 per cent cut in water supply. These will now include all five star hotels and those using over 1 lakh litres of water annually.

mumbai Updated: Nov 28, 2009 02:12 IST
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The civic body has identified 296 bulk users and 669 industrial units that will face a 30 per cent cut in water supply. These will now include all five star hotels and those using over 1 lakh litres of water annually.

The Bombay High Court had on Wednesday passed strictures over water being supplied to five star hotels without any cut.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation over water supply to a five star hotel, Imperial Palace, in Goregaon.

Presently, a 30 per cent cut is being implemented for bulk users.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmum-bai Municipal Corporation has undertaken tunnel replacement work to stop wastage of water due to leakage from old pipes.

Of the 3,450 million litres a day (MLD) of water supplied to the city, nearly 700 MLD is lost due to leakage.

For this, a 12-km-long tunnel will be replaced from Maroshi to Ruparel College in Dadar.

“Work to lay a 6-km tunnel from Maroshi to Vakola has been done,” said Pramod Charankar, deputy municipal commissioner. “A tunnel from Ruparel College to Malabar Hill has already been replaced. A 23-km tunnel from Vakola to Mahim and 1.9 km from Mahim to Ruparel College will be completed within two years.”

In another water-saving measure, the municipal corporation had appointed junior engineers to fix leakages in public offices. They reported 91 leakages, of which 13 were major.

The BMC will initiate action against those who do not fix the problem.

The BMC has also assured additional water supply during the festival of Eid on Saturday.

“Sufficient water will be released,” said acting Municipal Commissioner, R.A. Rajeev.