Mum­bra, Kalwa are ne­glected: Awhad

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NCP MLA Ji­ten­dra Awhad led a mor­cha of res­i­dents of Mum­bra and Kalwa to the MIDC of­fice at Ma­hape on Thurs­day.

How­ever, af­ter meet­ing the of­fi­cials he said that MIDC wa­ter sup­ply is per the sched­ule.

He al­leged that Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion that is re­spon­si­ble for in­ter­nal dis­tri­bu­tion within its ju­ris­dic­tion is sup­ply­ing lesser wa­ter to Mum­bra and Kalwa res­i­dents and giv­ing them a step-moth­erly treat­ment.

Navi Mum­bai, Thane and Mira-Bhayan­der mu­nic­i­pal ar­eas get wa­ter sup­ply from Navi Mum­bai of­fice of MIDC.

Due to in­ad­e­quate rain­fall last year, a wa­ter cut has been an­nounced all over. MIDC has an­nounced a 40% wa­ter cut.

Hence there is no wa­ter sup­ply at var­i­ous places with Mum­bra and Kalwa be­ing worst af­fected, say lo­cal res­i­dents who were present in large num­bers.

Heavy po­lice ban­dobast was de­ployed by Navi Mum­bai po­lice to en­sure no un­to­ward in­ci­dent took place.

Awhad led a del­e­ga­tion of lo­cal cor­po­ra­tors in a meet­ing with MIDC ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Prakash Cha­van and sub­mit­ted a mem­o­ran­dum to him.

Cha­van said, “The MIDC sup­plies wa­ter to the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions as per the new pol­icy framed by the state govern­ment.”

He added, “It is the wa­ter sup­ply depart­ment of each lo­cal self govern­ment that de­cides on the quan­tum to be sup­plied in the var­i­ous ar­eas of its ju­ris­dic­tion.”

He said, “We will hold a joint in­spec­tion on Satur­day by MIDC, TMC wa­ter depart­ment, lo­cal cor­po­ra­tors and my­self to take stock of the sit­u­a­tion on the ground. We will then de­cide our fu­ture course of ac­tion.”

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