Thane member of Legislative Assembly and former Mayor Rajan Vichare on Wednesday appealed to the state government to reserve 640 million litres of water per day from the proposed Shahi dam for the city, which is likely to see a population explosion.
Addressing a news conference here, he said during the just-concluded Assembly session at Nagpur, he had demanded that the long pending work on the dam be started immediately.
The Chief Minister has assured that the MMRDA will bear the total expense of the dam, which will supply water to Thane and surrounding cities, Vichare said.
The dam is likely to cost
Rs 452 crore as per the budget proposals of 2008,
He said that Thane will need at least 763 MLD of water in 2041and that’s that why he is making the demand to set aside sufficient water for Thane.
Vichare also said the government has failed to give compensation to the families of the two policemen — Ramesh Jagtap and Balu Gangurde — who were lynched by a mob in July 2006 in powerloom town of Bhiwandi.
The government should immediately give compensation to the families and also rehabilitate them, he demanded.