Water crisis in Mumbai

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Mumbai, Jan 11 (ANI): Water crisis continued for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cut off water supply to many parts of the city.

The BMC had called for water cuts for three days in the south and western suburbs of the city, as the pipelines are being replaced.

Most of the southern parts of the city are facing almost zero water supply, whereas other parts are faring slightly better.

The residents are now mainly depending on water tanks for water supply, and with each pot of water costing 8-10 rupees, the poor are the worst hit.

Suhasini, a domestic housemaid, living in south Mumbai, said the water crisis at the time of price hike has aggrieved them further.

"We are having constant tension; we wake up in the morning with tension about water in our minds. If the situation is like this, how will we make a living? We do need to go out daily for work, as the government wouldn't give us anything," said Suhasini.

"Food prices are anyway high, and on top of that we are not getting water either. So what should we do?" she asked.

Yamuna, another resident of Worli, had similar sentiments as she said that water crisis is another woe that has added to the poor man's life.

"We are facing a lot of problems due to no water supply. There are so many members in our family to go for work and without water it is very difficult," she said.

The water crisis is expected to continue for another day according to the BMC. (ANI)

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