With heavy rainfall forcing the irrigation department to release water from dams, the Shiv Sena has demanded the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to withdraw the water cut completely and supply water to city two times a day.
“There is ample water in the dam supplying water to city. The irrigation department has to discharge the water in river as the Khadakwasla dam is filled to maximum capacity while the rainfall continues. The PMC continues with its water cut of 12 per cent with supply once in a day,” said Shiv Sena leader Shyam Deshpande.
In this situation when water is being released from dam, he said the PMC should restore its water supply by withdrawing water cut. “There should be no more water cut in the city,” Deshpande said.
Mayor Chanchala Kodre said that the decision to withdraw water cut would be taken after discussing it with leaders of all political parties in the PMC. “We would meet to review the situation and then take decision as per the situation,” she said.
The PMC was forced to introduce 12 per cent water cut with supply once a day from June 28 due to delay in rainfall and from July 14 supply was on alternate days but it was again brought to supply once a day from July 24 after the start of rainfall.