Residents of south Mumbai and the suburbs will have to brace for fresh water cuts for four days starting today as the civic body has taken up major repair work in order to augment water supply in the city. The water cuts, which will end on May 21, will vary from 25% to 100% depending on the area.
On May 18 and 20, areas like Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Saboo Siddique Road area, Navy Nagar area, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road and Carmichael Road will face a 100% water cut.
On May 19 and 21, there will be no water supply at Nariman Point, Marine Lines, Marine Drive, Backbay Reclamation, Fort and Churchgate area, Kalbadevi, CP Tank, Girgaum, Thakurdwar, Mumbai Central, Khetwadi, Tardeo, Babulnath, Walkeshwar, Forjet Street, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Napean Sea Road and Mahalaxmi Temple area.
On all four days, Dadar and NM Joshi Marg, Andheri (East), Andheri (West) and Oshiwara will face a 25% cut in water supply. Also, supply will be available at low pressure in Santacruz (East) and Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra, Khar and Santacruz (West).
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is fixing a 2,400 mm butterfly valve and a 2,450 mm diameter branch on the Upper Vaitarna main as part its 3,000 mm Maroshi-Vakola-Mahim-Ruparel Tunnel project.
The Upper Vaitarna main pipeline has to be isolated for about 90 hours for this work.
“Tansa (East) and Tansa (West) and Upper Vaitarna and Vaitarna Trunk water mains are being replaced from Maroshi to Ruparel with 3,000 mm diameter tunnel with intermediate shafts at Vakola and Mahim for a modified distribution pattern and improvement of water supply,” a civic official from hydraulic department said.