HT follow-up: PMC officials inspect tanker filling point at Wadgaonsheri
The inspection revealed pipes connected to two water pumps from where water was being drawn into the tankers.
Officials from the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) water supply department undertook an inspection of a spot close to the Wadgaonsheri water tank from where nearly 35 water tankers had been filling water throughout Thursday.
The inspection revealed pipes connected to two water pumps from where water was being drawn into the tankers. Hemant Deodhar, executive engineer from PMC’s water supply department, who undertook the inspection along with two other officials, said the entire spot will need to be examined closely to ascertain the source of the water into these pipelines.
The fact that this spot is located close to the 1.25 lakh-litre Wadgaonsheri water tank suggests a strong possibility that a supply line to this tank may have been punctured.
“A team of PMC officials will conduct a detailed inspection of the site and take necessary action in case any discrepancies are detected,” Deodhar said.
HT, in its report on May 20 (Pune’s water mafia exposed in ₹100 crore a year thriving racket), had highlighted the daylight theft of lakhs of litres of municipal water supply not just from PMC’s water-tanker filling stations in the city, but also from other points such as the one at Wadgaonsheri.