Water supply in parts of Mumbai hit due to fault at Pise pumping station in Thane

19 June,2024 09:09 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

While 10 pumps were restarted by 7 pm, efforts are on to restore the rest three pumps

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The water supply in parts of Mumbai has been reportedly affected due to some fault at the Pise pumping station in the neighbouring Thane district in Maharashtra, prompting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to appeal to citizens to use water judiciously, reported the PTI.

"13 out of 20 water pumps were shut due to some fault developed in machinery at around 2.50 pm. Since then, work has been undertaken to restart the pumps on a war footing," the BMC stated in a release, as per the PTI.

While 10 pumps were restarted by 7 pm, efforts are on to restore the rest three pumps.

Notably, for the second time in less than six months, Mumbai's water supply has been disrupted due to issues at the Pise pumping station.

Previously, on February 26, a fire at the station caused 14 out of 20 pumps to cease operations, leading the civic body to enforce a 15 per cent water cut across Mumbai and its suburbs for several days.

This time the civic body has not announced a water cut in Mumbai but warned of low-pressure supply.

This incident has affected the water supply in Mumbai's eastern suburbs, as well as from the Golanji, Fosbery, Raoli, and Bhandarwada reservoirs, according to the BMC.

Additionally, Thane and Bhiwandi cities besides other non-urban areas will also experience reduced water pressure during this period.

Gokhale bridge aligned to CD Barfiwala flyover, traffic likely to open on July 1, says BMC

The BMC on Wednesday said that one phase of the Andheri Gokhale bridge has been successfully aligned with the CD Barfiwala flyover and it plans to open the route to traffic on July 1.

In a statement, the BMC said that the challenging task of lifting the CD Barfiwala flyover and aligning it parallel to the Gopalkrishna Gokhale flyover was successfully completed. The task was accomplished using hydraulic jacks and MS stool packing.

According to the BMC's press statement, part of the Barfiwala flyover was raised by 1,397 mm on one side and 650 mm on the other side.

"The micro-level planning and tireless efforts that have been ongoing for the past two months for this connection work have succeeded in this important phase. After the concrete curing work, preparations are being made to start traffic on both these bridges on July 1, 2024," the BMC stated.

(with PTI inputs)

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