BMC to focus on big projects to end water woes in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 29 (PTI) In a bid to put an end to the city''swater woes, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) isconsidering to scrap the Gargai water project and insteadconcentrate on the Daman Ganga-Pinjal project, which isexpected to provide 2,400 MLD of water.

"Municipal Commissioner Subodh Kumar is of the view thatwe must focus on big water projects like Daman Ganga-Pinjaland not on Gargai project," Standing Committee ChairpersonRahul Shewale told PTI.

"In the Commissioner''s opinion, if give priority to DamanGanga-Pinjal project the city''s water requirement will befulfilled at the earliest. The project is expected to provide2,400 MLD (million litres per day) of water, of which stategovernment will get 1,200 and BMC will get 1,200," Shewalesaid.

Last year, the Gujarat and Maharashtra government andMinistry of Water Resources of Government of India signed aMemorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Par-Tapi-Narmada Linkand Damanganga-Pinjal Link project.

Par-Tapi-Narmada link project will transfer surplusavailable water between Par and Tapi to deficit areas in NorthGujarat while the Maharashtra Government will get benefitsthrough the Damanganga-Pinjal Link project by way ofaugmentation of water supply to meet the domestic waterrequirements of the metropolis. .

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