BMC announces 50% water cuts for hotels, malls

Jul 17, 2014, 07:17 IST | Chetna Yerunkar

After a long wait for monsoons, the city now witnesses heavy rains, and water level at catchment areas slowly starting to rise. But the change may have come a bit too late.

Faced with water crisis, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had initially introduced 20 per cent water cuts for residents of the city. Now, it has decided to extend the water cut to commercial establishments as well. The BMC has announced as much as 50 per cent water cuts for hotels, malls and industries.

Swimming pools and gardens will not receive any water from the civic body. Construction sites, on the other hand, will receive only drinking water in phases. Devendra Amberkar, civic leader of the Opposition, said, “The BMC needs to save water. This decision should have come much earlier as right now residents are facing water crises.”

BMC speak
Speaking to mid-day, Mohan Adtani, additional municipal commissioner, said, “The decision to cut water supply to commercial users was taken in order to save water, which is limited at the moment.”

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