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Water supply restored in Mumbai

'Water supply restores in all areas this morning as the work was completed successfully last night', says BMC.

india Updated: Dec 28, 2006 14:39 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Water flowed freely in Mumbai again on Thursday after a day when taps ran dry in the country's commercial capital, with the civic authorities restoring supply early this morning.

"Water supply has been restored in all areas this morning as the work was completed successfully last night. The next phase of the project will take place in January," Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sources said in Mumbai.

Mumbai faced 100 per cent water cut on Wednesday for the first time in a century, throwing citizens in a tizzy.

Hospitals had put a hold on routine surgeries and hotels and other commercial establishments had ordered water tankers to counter the shortage.

However, everything was back to normal. "Hospitals have restored normal services. Mumbai is getting its normal water supply from early this morning," the sources added.

The water supply to the city was cut off from 10 am on Wednesday for repairs and connecting the already laid pipelines to a filteration plant.

The city currently receives 3,200 million litres of water per day and the repair work will enable the city to have an additional 355 million litres of water a day.

The second phase of the major repair work is scheduled to take place next month.

First Published: Dec 28, 2006 14:39 IST