Despite a grim water shortage situation in the city, BMC is going to share water with neighbour and it is not a good news for Mumbaikars. Mumbai’s water woes are likely to escalate further as the state government will be asking BMC to provide an additional 1.5 million litres daily to Mira-Bhayander corridor to make up the shortage there. With rains playing taunt last monsoon season, the city has been facing a major water crisis. The BMC has imposed 20 percent water cuts on residential users and 50 per cent on commercial and industrial consumers like starred hotels, malls, swimming pools, bottled plants, aerated drinks factories and the racecourse. Thus the position is becoming bad to worse and the neighbouring Navi Mumbai is also facing acute water shortage for some time now and escalating the problem further.
Calicut Krishnan Ramani
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