Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said Tuesday the Damanganga-Pinjal interstate river link project would help resolve the drinking water crisis of Mumbai till 2060.
“It is unfortunate that the project got embroiled in some opposition politics. But I would appeal to every body not to create hurdles. As this is one project that once completed would resolve the problems of Mumbai drinking water till 2060,” Bharti said in Mumbai. The Rs 2,746-crore Damanganga-Pinjal interstate river link project, which has been cleared by the Centre, is likely to be completed in seven years.
The Damanganga-Pinjal link project entails diversion of surplus water of Damanganga basin to Pinjal reservoir in Vaitarna. It envisages routing the water from Damanganga and Pinjal to Mumbai city to meet its domestic supply demand.