As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) begins the repair work on Marol-Ruparel underground tunnel starting on Monday, residents of western suburbs will have to face a four-day water cut.
“There will be no water supply in western suburbs and south Mumbai from Monday to Thursday as the BMC will be replacing the Tansa (east) and Tansa (west) water main pipeline with a tunnel from Marol to Ruparel (Mahim),” said an official from the water department of BMC.
“On Tuesday and Thursday, there will be water cuts in areas such as Kalbadevi, CP Tank, Girgaum, Thakurdwar, Mumbai Central, Khetwadi, Tardeo and Babulnath. The entire G ‘north’ and G ‘south’ wards along with Santacruz (east), Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra, Khar and Santacruz (west) will face a 25% water cut on all four days,” said the official. There will be 100% water cut on Monday and Wednesday in areas of south Mumbai such as Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Nariman Point, Backbay Reclamation, Fort, Churchgate, Marine Lines and Marine Drive, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road, Carmicheal Road, BD Road and Forjet Street. Areas in south central Mumbai such as Senapati Bapat Marg, Sayani Road, Prabhadevi, Janata Colony, Elphinstone Road, BDD Chawl, parts of Lower Parel, will face a 25% cut from Monday to Thursday.
The Maroshi-Matunga tunnel is one of three tunnels the BMC is constructing across the city to augment water supply. The 12-km long underground tunnel, being built at a cost of Rs350 crore, is expected to be complete by August 2012.