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No water woes for Mumbai tomorrow

Dec 27, 2006 11:21 PM IST India India

Mumbai: The engineers in Mumbai entered the 146-year-old water supply pipeline in Yewai near Thane on Wednesday to replace a 25-year-old-butterfly valve in the pipeline to increase water supply to the city.

“Bombay will get more water,” says Sub- Engineer, BMC, Sudhakar Hande.

The work on the 2351 mm wide pipes began as early as Tuesday evening. With water being completely drained out of the reservoirs, BMC engineers say that this process is well on track and the supply will be back as per schedule.

But Mumbaikars should watch out for a few more dry days, as the entire work for the project will take a few more days to complete

“This is just the first phase. There will be numerous such cuts in the future,” says Chief Engineer, BMC, P K Charankar.

So while a day without water had led to unhappiness among the people of Mumbai, the BMC says it is already underway to deliver its promise of providing more 150 million litres of water per day to Mumbai city.

(With inputs from George Koshy in Thane)