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Water crisis: No new housing projects in PCMC limits until further notice

 “Though the monsoon has begun, we have to save water till we get enough rainfall for this year.There is an increasing tendency to invest in housing projects.Recently, the civic body has given many project permissions in Wakad.To save water we have taken this decision,”said Mamata Gaikwad, chairman, standing committee. 

pune Updated: Jun 14, 2018 14:31 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Building permission is to be denied in Pimple Saudagar,Pimple Gurav, Ravet, Punawale, Kiwale,Tathawade and Wakad, among other areas, all within PCMC . (HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

No new buildings can come up within Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) limits until future notice because of the city’s water crisis.

This decision was taken at a standing committee meeting of the PCMC held on Wednesday. Building permission is to be denied in Pimple Saudagar,Pimple Gurav, Ravet, Punawale, Kiwale,Tathawade and Wakad, among other areas, all within PCMC .

“Though the monsoon has begun, we have to save water till we get enough rainfall for this year.There is an increasing tendency to invest in housing projects.Recently, the civic body has given many project permissions in Wakad.To save water we have taken this decision,”said Mamata Gaikwad, chairman, standing committee.

However, there were mixed reactions among activists and residents in the industrial city. Many claimed there was no water scarcity in PCMC limits, but the problem was only maintaining proper pressure to the water supply. “If PCMC does not having enough water stock then how they are going to launch the 24x7 water scheme,” said one activist, who asked to remain anonymous.

First Published: Jun 14, 2018 14:17 IST