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Corporators create ruckus over water at civic general body meet

Anxious over the water shortage in their areas in the run-up to the civic elections, corporators took the civic administration to task on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Apr 06, 2011 01:50 IST
HT Correspondent

Anxious over the water shortage in their areas in the run-up to the civic elections, corporators took the civic administration to task on Tuesday.

Eight corporators sat on the floor of the civic general body, protesting the poor distribution network and irregular water supply in their constituencies.

Mayor Shraddha Jadhav said the next general body meeting would be held only after all the issues were solved by the administration. “Until the BMC administration resolves the issues of the corporators, no general body will be conducted,” she said.

Over 20 corporators, cutting across party lines, spoke on the BMC’s lack of seriousness to improve the water supply.

Nationalist Congress Patry corporator Abdul Malik from Kurla sat on floor of the house in protest against the water supply in his area. Seven others joined him.“The officials of the water department had said that they would fix the problem, but they haven’t done anything,” he said.

In the meeting, the Shiv Sena was to table a proposal to felicitate the Indian cricket team but the corporators began creating a ruckus over water and it was adjourned. The corporators who protested were from Kurla, Malad and Govandi. Civic officials said Kurla and Govandi have maximum illegal connections and so water supply was hit. Aseem Gupta, additional municipal commissioner, said the BMC has started projects to improve water distribution in the city.