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Island city still faces water cut

mumbai Updated: Oct 07, 2010 02:07 IST
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While the western and eastern suburbs got relief from the water cut imposed by the municipal corporation since last year, the island city has not been so lucky.

In September, the municipal corporation had lifted the water cut for the festive season and it is likely to continue till next monsoon.

However, the island city is still facing a 15% water cut because the civic hydraulic department has not yet fixed the pipelines that were “throttled” last year by placing a small instrument to reduce the quantity and pressure of water supply.

Shraddha Jadhav, mayor, called a meeting with party leaders on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

She confirmed that the water cut in the island city had not been lifted since the last monsoon despite the lakes overflowing.

Last week, 14 corporators from south and south central Mumbai had met Swadheen Kshatriya, municipal commissioner, and requested him to not reduce the water supply in their wards.

“The throttling of the pipelines can be one of the reasons of the disturbed water supply in the island city,” Kshatriya. “We will sort out the issue in the next two days,”

On lifting the water cut for the entire next year, he added: “We will announce our official stand in the civic standing committee meeting on Thursday.”