Mumbai: Water supply in Mumbai is less than two lakh million litres due to low rainfall this year. Therefore, the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) has applied 10 per cent reduction in water supply since November 2018. However, all-party corporators who were present in the standing committee meeting complained about the water shortage in their wards.
Ashok Tawadia, chief engineer of the hydraulic department informed that the remaining water storage in the dams are sufficient till July end. “People complained about the extreme water cut in their areas. Hydraulic department said that it was a 10 per cent water cut but actually it’s 40-50 per cent,” said Ravi Raja, leader of opposition in the standing committee meeting.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator Abhijeet Sawant said that the water level of the water supply tank is decreasing day by day. Asked about the measures taken by the Municipal Corporation regarding water supply. However, Shiv Sena corporator Sujata Sanap complained that in her ward, areas like fort and Hutatma Chowk are receiving supply of contaminated water.
The water level till 6 AM was 2,43,051 million litres, which was 1,84,726 less compared to last year. Last year 4,27,777 million litres recorded on the same day. However, the 22 per cent water, which is available will be sufficient till the end of July.