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Today, no water from Matunga to Byculla

mumbai Updated: Feb 03, 2010 01:16 IST

There will be no water supply from Matunga to Byculla on Wednesday, due to leaks detected in the Tansa main at Matunga.

Also, areas between Bandra and Andheri will have 24-hour, 100 per cent water cuts on February 4 and 5.

The 48-inch Tansa main, which is more than 80 years old, has developed leaks due to age. Repair work on this began on Tuesday night. A BMC press release said there will be no water from Matunga to Byculla on Wednesday.

As for the areas between Bandra and Andheri, officials said the BMC needs to replace old leaking valves at an outlet of the Veravali reservoir that supplies water to this part of the suburbs.

Two of the valves of the 1,200-mm outlet pipeline need urgent repairs. The repairs on the outlet will start on February 4 — there will be no water in areas from Bandra to Andheri as well as Juhu Koliwada, Four Bungalows, Yari Road, Versova, Lokhandwala complex, SVP Nagar, Mohra gaon, Juhu Tara Road, JVPD Scheme, Gilbert Hill, Kevni Pada at Vile Parle (East), Bhavani Nagar, Marol Maroshi Road, MIDC Santacruz Prabhat colony, Golibar road at Kalina, Shastri Nagar, CST Road, Khar Road (W) and Santacruz (W).

The 24-hour cut is from 10 am on February 4 to 10 am on February 5.

The city is currently reeling under a 15 per cent water cut. The replacement of old valves and pipelines to improve the water distribution system is part of a larger project — the Sujal Mumbai Abhiyaan, whose goal is 24x7 water supply.

“Areas beyond Andheri will get water at reduced pressure, for a reduced period of time,” said a water department official.