Kalyan, Dom­bivli will get wa­ter sup­ply on Sun­day

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

KALYAN: Kalyan res­i­dents, who are reel­ing un­der wa­ter short­age, have got some re­lief.

The K al ya n-Do mb iv li Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KDMC) has de­cided to sup­ply wa­ter to Kalyan de­spite wa­ter cuts sched­uled from Fri­day 12 noon to Sun­day 12 noon. It will not sup­ply wa­ter to Dom­bivli on Satur­day. But, on Sun­day, the two cities and the 27 vil­lages will get wa­ter sup­ply with­out any cut.

“We will fol­low the re­vised sched­ule from next week. On Satur­day, we will sup­ply wa­ter only to Kalyan as the area has not re­ceived wa­ter for the past six days. On Sun­day, both Kalyan and Dom­bivli will get wa­ter,” said Tarun Juneja, KDMC deputy en­gi­neer, wa­ter depart­ment.

The six days of wa­ter short­age has hit the res­i­dents hard.

As the res­i­dents strug­gled to cope with the cri­sis which kept wors­en­ing, the KDMC de­cided to fol­low the old sched­ule for wa­ter from next week. As per the old sched­ule, KDMC will im­pose wa­ter cuts on Tues­days and Satur­days.

On Fe­bru­ary 6, the civic body had an­nounced the con­tin­u­ous 48-hour wa­ter cut from Fri­day 12noon to Sun­day 12 noon.

“This week, we will try and re­solve the is­sue by sup­ply­ing wa­ter with­out any cut. We will switch to the old sched­ule next week,” added Juneja.

Since Novem­ber last year, the civic started im­pos­ing wa­ter cuts in its ju­ris­dic­tion on Tues­days and Satur­days in the cities and on Fri­days and Satur­days in the 27 vil­lages which were re­cently added to the civic body. The change in sched­ule wors­ened the wa­ter prob­lems. Also, Ul­has river lev­els dipped, forc­ing the KDMC to stop wa­ter sup­ply for five days.

“We, who de­pend en­tirely on KDMC wa­ter, were the worst-hit. The pre­vi­ous sched­ule is bet­ter as it gives us the op­tion to store wa­ter and use it on the day when wa­ter is not sup­plied,” said Pad­maja Patil, 35, a homemaker from Tis­gaon in Kalyan (East).

We will fol­low the re­vised sched­ule from next week. On Satur­day, we will sup­ply wa­ter only to Kalyan. On Sun­day, both Kalyan and Dom­bivli will get wa­ter. TARUN JUNEJA, deputy en­gi­neer, KDMC wa­ter depart­ment

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