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No water cut today in Mumbai for Bakra Eid: BMC

Senior Muslim corporator Mohsin Haider and others from the Congress party had met Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and requested normal water supply for three days during the Eid festivities.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | September 25, 2015 12:57:11 am
eid, bakra eid, mumbai eid, eid celebrations, mumbai eid celebrations, mumbai bakri eid, mumbai eid water supply, mumbai water supply, bmc, mumbai news, india news A goat for sale in Malvani market on the eve of Bakra Eid. (Source: Express Photo by Dilip Kagda)

Mumbaikars will not have to face a water cut Friday, owing to Bakra Eid.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has confirmed its decision to restore normal water supply on September 25.

Owing to a poor monsoon, the city is currently facing a 20 per cent water cut for residential properties and a 50 per cent water cut for commercial establishments.

A senior official from the municipal commissioner’s office said, “The municipal commissioner has issued orders to the hydraulic department after receiving directives from the chief minister.”

Earlier this week, senior Muslim corporator Mohsin Haider, along with others from the Congress party, had met Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and requested normal water supply for three days during the Eid festivities. The administration has, however, agreed to restore supply only for a day.

BMC had also restored normal water supply on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi on September 17.

The city will receive normal supply even on the last day of the 10-day festival, on Sunday, September 27.

The decision to restore normal supply on the first and last days of the festival was taken after demands from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

As of September 24, the total usable content in all the lakes supplying water to the city is 11.45 lakh million litres. On the same day last year, the total quantity was 14 lakh million litres.

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