POLITICS OVER WATER IN AIROLI
AIROLI: Politics seems to have taken over the issue of water supply at least in Airoli. Residents of sector 4 had been facing acute water shortage for the past few days.
Finally, when the water pipeline was checked, it was found that it had been deliberately shut to cause problems to the residents.
The residents had been suffering for around 10 days until earlier this week.
Prakash Desai, a local resident, said, “The residents of the area had been facing problems owing to the lack of adequate water. However, when we inquired, we found the other areas through which the pipeline passed before becoming to ours were receiving adequate water supply.”
The residents then approached local corporators MK Madhvi, Vinaya Madhvi and Karan Madhvi, asking them to take up the issue and resolve the crisis.
Around 300 women gathered at MK Madhvi’s office.
“I spoke to the NMMC officials from the water department and inquired about the l ow pressure water supply. Their answers were however not satisfactory,” said Madhvi.
He added, “While I arranged for water tankers for the area, I also got the civic officials to come to the area where the water shortage was being felt.”
“When the valve of the main pipeline that supplies water to the area was checked, we were shocked to find that it had been closed. This had led to low pressure water supply here,” Madhvi said.
The valve was then opened and soon the area had sufficient water supply.
The Shiv Sena corporator said, “It is obvious that someone wanted the residents to suffer and score politically. We want a thorough probe into the matter.”
NMMC officials said they will look into the matter.