Navegaon Khairi dam is currently the main source through which the water to Nagpur city is been supplied. To reduce the wastage of water and conserve the water, it was decided that to cut water supply for a month. Until August 1, the water shortage will remain constant and only four days a week the water will be supplied to the citizens.
An immediate meeting of office bearers and officers was convened at the Municipal Commissioner’s Office. The meeting was attended by Deputy Mayor Dipraj Pardikar, Standing Committee Chairman Pradeep Pohane, In-charge Commissioner Ravindra Thackeray, Chairman of Water Supply Committee Pintu Jhalek, Deputy Commissioner Bhagwan Mende, Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi, Executive Engineer of the Water Supply Department Shweta Banerjee, Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineer Manoj Ganvir, OCW CEO Roy, K.M.P. Singh were present.
During this meeting, water supply problems, citizen complaints, contamination of the water, role of citizens etc. were reviewed after the water cut in Nagpur city. In-charge Commissioner Ravindra Thackeray and Chairman of the Water Supply Committee Pintu Jhalake learned about the zone-wise situation regarding water supply from the delegates operating under all zones of the Municipal Water Supply Department. He also learned about what measures were taken where citizen complaints were received.
Considering the prolonged rainfall like situation and the water supply of the reservoir, the water will be provided only four days a week from July 22, 2019 to August 22, 2019. There will be no water supply on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, said Commissioner in-charge Ravindra Thackeray and Chairman of the Water Supply Committee Pintu Jhalake. In the meantime, if good rains and water levels rise in the reservoir area, this decision will be reconsidered, he said.
The officials decided to ban the usage of drinking water in all swimming pools, grounds and ongoing construction in the city. However, Chairman Pintu Jhalake warned that if the concerned person/organisation is found to be using the water provided for drinking, then criminal action will be taken.
In various government offices in Nagpur city, water is supplied by Nagpur Municipal Corporation in the government institutions. However, there are water leakages in many places. Such organizations have been sent a letter to the offices and requested to urgently repair the water supply pipes. Commissioner in-charge Ravindra Thackeray and Chairman Pintu Jhalake directed the inspection of pipes, taps of educational institutions, offices, hotels, hospitals etc.
Get all the latest and current news Nagpur here. For an exclusive & live updates from the Nagpur, stay connected with THE LIVE NAGPUR.