In some bad news for Mumbaikars in the first week of the New Year, various parts of the city and suburbs will be facing water-cuts from January 6-8.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has undertaken the task of replacing the trunk mains at the Maroshi-Vakola-Ruparel College tunnel, following which various parts of the city will have to go without water for different days from January 6.
"There will be no water supply in few areas of South Mumbai including Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Nariman Point, Fort and Churchgate on January 6 and 8. On January 7, there will be no water supply at Kalbadevi, Girgaum, Thakurdwar, C P Tank and Mumbai Central," Municipal Commissioner Swadhin Kshatriya said.
Also, there will no water in Jogeshwari and Andheri (East) areas on January 6, and in Versova, Yari Road, Andheri Vile Parle (West), Santacruz and Bandra (East) and MIDC on January 7. On January 8, no water will be supplied in Andheri (West) and Vile Parle (East), Kshatriya said.
The work of fixing the 2,400 mm valve on 2,500 mm Bhandup-Maroshi main as part of the Maroshi-Vakola-Mahim-Ruparel tunnel project is proposed to be executed from January 6 to 9. The line will have to be isolated for 72 hours for this.
During the isolation period, parts of South Central Mumbai will have to face 50 per cent water cut. The western suburbs of Goregaon and Malad will face 10 per cent water cut during these three days.
Presently, the city receives 3,350 million litres of water daily (MLD) against the demand of 4,200 MLD.