After the heavy rains in the catchment areas of four dams around Pune, which provide water to the city, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has changed its decision of water cuts in the city.
As per the report by Times Now News, Pune was supposed to undergo a cut in the water supply.
PMC Mayor Muralidhar Mohol while talking to Times of India, about the water cuts, said that there is sufficient water in Pune's reservoirs for fulfilling the city’s needs till September. He also said that the decision about water cuts will be taken after the Ganesh Festival.
According to the irrigation department, the cumulative water storage of four dams- Temghar, Varasgaon and Panshet and Khadakwasla- stood 45.1 per cent as on Wednesday evening.
A senior official from the department said that the Khadakwasla reservoir is filled 61 per cent and the water level may reach to 100 per cent by Thursday due to incessant rains.
Water will be released from Thursday from Khadakwasla, he said.
A senior IMD official said that the water storage in the dams is likely to increase as good rainfall is expected in the catchment areas in the next few days.
Moderate rainfall with isolated heavy spells are expected in Pune district, while isolated heavy to very heavy showers are expected in the ghat (hilly) areas, the official said.
(With inputs from PTI)