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South Mumbai to face water cut

mumbai Updated: May 06, 2011 02:09 IST
Sujit Mahamulkar
Sujit Mahamulkar
Hindustan Times
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There will be no water supply in south Mumbai from Monday (May 9) to Thursday (May 12). The water supply will be affected in different parts of south Mumbai for two days.

The area that will not get water supply are Malabar Hill, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Nariman Point, Backbay Reclamation, Fort, Churchgate, Marine Drive, Peddar Road, Carmicheal Road, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Forjget Street, Girgaon, Thakurdwar and Kalbadevi,

“Due to work of fixing valve on Vaitarna main line as part of Maroshi-Vakola-Mahim-Ruparel tunnel project is to be executed from May 9 to 12,” said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s water department.

The Vaitarna main is required to be isolated for about 90 hours to carry out this work.

“This will cause inconvenience to the people but we request them to make a note and preserve water during these three days. This is being done for better service in future,” said RB Bambale, BMC hydraulic engineer.

The work of fitting the valve is part of constructing a water tunnel from Marol Maroshi, Mahim to Ruparel College in Matunga, 60m below ground level, will replace the old mains.

The Maroshi-Matunga tunnel is one of three tunnels the BMC is constructing across the city to augment water supply. The other two are the 3.6-km tunnel from Malabar Hill to Cross Maidan and the 6.1-km tunnel from Verawali to Yari Road.

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