Wa­ter sup­ply im­proves in two nodes

RE­LIEF MJP re­duces wa­ter cut to just 20% in New Pan­vel and Kalam­boli; it used to sup­ply wa­ter only on al­ter­nate days

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

With the Patal­ganga river get­ting good rain­fall, the Ma­ha­rash­tra Jee­van Prad­hikaran (MJP) has re­duced wa­ter cut to 20% from al­ter­nate­day sup­ply, bring­ing re­lief to res­i­dents of New Pan­vel and Kalam­boli.

Kamothe will, how­ever, con­tinue to get wa­ter once in two days, leav­ing peo­ple dis­traught.

“While re­quired wa­ter is still not avail­able from MJP, the sup­ply has in­creased as com­pared to pre­vi­ous months. Hence, we have de­cided to roll back the wa­ter cut in New Pan­vel and Kalam­boli,” said Ramesh Giri, su­per­in­ten­dent engi­neer, wa­ter sup­ply de­part­ment, City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco).

The MJP sup­plies wa­ter to Kalam­boli and New Pan­vel. Its old wa­ter pipe­lines suf­fer from leak­age is­sues and re­quire regular main­te­nance, which leads to shut­downs and af­fects sup­ply to the two nodes.

With wa­ter cut in force since Fe­bru­ary, Kalam­boli was re­ceiv­ing just 22 to 24 mld in sum­mer. The sit­u­a­tion was not dif­fer­ent in New Pan­vel.

Be­sides sup­ply, res­i­dents also com­plained of low wa­ter pres­sure and said that the top floors of build­ings did not re­ceive wa­ter.

The Cidco then de­vised a zonewise plan to ad­dress the griev­ance. Kalam­boli and Road­pali zones were cre­ated for ju­di­cious MJP sources wa­ter from Patal­ganga river and fil­ters it at Bhokarpada plant.


New Pan­vel re­quires 40 mld of wa­ter, how­ever dur­ing the short­age, it re­ceived less than 30 mld of wa­ter. Kalam­boli is be­ing sup­plied 26 mld of wa­ter and New

Pan­vel around 39 mld.

Though there is still leak­age prob­lem due to the rusted pipe­lines, the wa­ter sup­ply is now much bet­ter than it was in sum­mer.

MJP sources wa­ter from Patal­ganga river, fil­ters it at Bhokarpada plant and through the wa­ter pipe­lines sup­plies wa­ter to CIDCO, Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil and JNPT.


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