KAMOTHE RES­I­DENTS PROTEST AGAINST LOW-PRES­SURE WA­TER SUP­PLY

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Dis­grun­tled by in­ad­e­quate wa­ter sup­ply over the past six months, res­i­dents of Kamothe protested out­side the Cidco Bha­van on Wed­nes­day

Res­i­dents, led by Pan­vel MLA Prashant Thakur, gath­ered at CBD Be­la­pur and raised slo­gans against Cidco

“Our node has a pop­u­la­tion of around 2.5 lakh and the re­quire­ment of wa­ter is 45 MLD. How­ever, we get only around 26 MLD on most days,” said Shankar Mha­tre, a res­i­dent.

The Cidco has as­sured steady wa­ter sup­ply to res­i­dents from Novem­ber 9

“Ow­ing to less rain­fall, the sup­ply from Hetawane and Morbe dams has re­duced lead­ing to lesser sup­ply to the node,” said Ra­jen­dra Cha­van, joint man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Cidco.

“We are im­ple­ment­ing a zonewise plan to en­sure wa­ter is sup­plied from the wa­ter tanks through grav­i­ta­tional force to ar­eas close to the tank. For the ar­eas at a dis­tance, we are in­stalling new wa­ter pumps at the tank to elec­tri­cally pump wa­ter. Ev­ery house­hold will get 550 litres of wa­ter daily in the morn­ing and evening,” said Cha­van.

“If the wa­ter sup­ply is not nor­malised from Mon­day, we want the Cidco to stand be­fore the res­i­dents and ex­plain the prob­lem,” said Thakur.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Pro­test­ers raise slo­gans out­side Cidco Bha­van on Wed­nes­day.

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