Verawali- Versova tunnel is set to end water crisis in western suburbs

STAFF REPORTER Mumbai

There is good news for Mumbaikars. Work on the ambitious Verawali- Versova water tunnel has been completed. This is going to

ensure that water supply is augmented considerably in the western suburbs.

The age- old water distribution system in the city dates back to the British era and had also become a reason for innumerable leakages and water contamination, apart from insufficient supply. To address this issue, BMC undertook work on three water tunnel projects across the city. The Verawali- Versova tunnel, which has been completed, the Malabar Hill- Cross Maidan tunnel, that would cater to A, B, C and D wards, would be completed by December this year and the Maroshi- Ruparel water tunnel, that will cater to the Eastern suburbs, would be completed in 2013, as per BMC schedule.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Rajeev Jalota confirmed the completion of the Verawali tunnel.

In the next ten days, when the tunnel would be commissioned, water supply would be regularised in west suburban areas like Lokhandwala Sankul, Jogeshwari, Adarshnagar, Versova and Andheri. The tunnel would put an end to water leakages, low pressure supply and contaminated water issues that dogged these suburbs for long. Jalota said that the BMC has spent Rs 138 crore on this tunnel.

Something to cheer about

In the next 10 days, when the Verawali- Versova water tunnel is commissioned, water supply would be augmented in west suburban areas like Lokhandwala Sankul, Jogeshwari, Adarshnagar, Versova and Andheri Malabar Hill tunnel to be commissioned by December.

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