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Thane: Now, water lines at the click of a mouse


Bhayandar: Water-starved residents of the twin-city may not have to run from pillar to post to obtain new water connections as the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has decided to simplify the process by making it online from April 30.

With water supply infrastructure under huge pressure, issuance of new water connections was banned since October, 2011. As against the requirement of 175 million litres per day (MLD), the twin-city having a populace of more than 12 lakh has a total supply of 136 MLD out of which 86 MLD comes from STEM water supply authority and the remaining 50 MLD from the MIDC.

The much awaited 75 MLD water supply scheme is in its final stages of completion and is expected to release a partial quantum of 25 MLD by April end. The rest will be released in a controlled manner before the second half of 2017.

“Since the existing network has an ability of handling an additional quantum, our top priority will be to first enhance supply, so that people start getting water. To add new connections to our current list, we will soon introduce a user-friendly online application process in compliance to mandated tax clearances,” confirmed civic chief Dr. Naresh Gite.