KDMC blamed for poor wa­ter sup­ply in Kalyan east

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Sa­jana Nam­biar sa­jana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

When Kalyan-Dom­bivli Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KDMC) deputy mayor Vikram Tare vis­ited ar­eas in Kalyan east to get an up­date on the wa­ter woes, he ex­pressed his dis­sat­is­fac­tion over the wa­ter sup­ply to the ar­eas.

“I am not happy with the civic body on its poor wa­ter sup­ply to Kalyan east ar­eas. The hur­dles need to be stud­ied and wa­ter sup­ply should reach th­ese ar­eas,” said Tare. He was ac­com­pa­nied by KDMC wa­ter depart­ment deputy en­gi­neer Tarun Juneja.

The KDMC’s 24 wards in Kalyan east have in­creased to 32 af­ter 27 vil­lages were merged in the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion. The ma­jor prob­lems are the low­pres­sure and con­tam­i­nated wa­ter sup­ply. The res­i­dents have been protest­ing against the prob­lem for a long time.

For­mer lo­cal cor­po­ra­tor Uday Rasal, who was also present dur­ing the re­view, said there has been no so­lu­tion to the long-pend­ing is­sue. “I have been com­plain­ing about the wa­ter prob­lems for the past five years. I don’t think there is any de­vel­op­ment. If it con­tin­ues, I will hold a mas­sive protest against the civic body,” said Rasal.

Juneja said they have pre­pared a de­tailed re­port on the wa­ter prob­lem. “We plan to hire a pri­vate agency to con­duct a sur­vey. We have plans to pro­vide wa­ter to such ar­eas through Amrut Yo­jana,” he said.

The of­fi­cials found that wa­ter map­ping ma­chines had not been in­stalled by the civic body to check whether proper amount of wa­ter reaches Kalyan east.

“A ma­chine to reg­u­late the wa­ter sup­ply was sup­posed to be in­stalled at the Pa­tri pool,” said Tare.

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