With the catchment areas receiving a good spell of rains, water is being released from the Khadakwasla reservoir, which is filled to its capacity, an official from the irrigation department said on Thursday.
Informing Pune residents about the update, Pune Municipal Corporation Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said that the following the water release from Khadakwasala dam, the Baba Bhide bridge (Bhide Pool) and the road in the Mutha river basin will be submerged. He also warned residents to avoid travelling through this area. Bhide bridge connects Deccan and Shaniwar Peth areas of Pune.
Rains have been pummelling Pune and adjoining areas since Thursday morning.
"As the Khadakwasla reservoir reached its capacity of 1.97 TMC, 11,704 cusecs water has been released from the dam. Catchment areas of Warasgaon, Temghar, Panshet and Khadakwasla dams have received a good spell of rains," the official said.
The current collective water storage of all four dams that provide water to Pune city is at 20.04 TMC, which is 68.73 per cent of their total capacity, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)