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For the past two-and-a-half years,around 1,500 residents of Nyati Enclave,a residential complex in Mohmmadwadi,Hadpasar,have been receiving insufficient water supply and appeals to the civic authorities have fallen on deaf ears.

Written by Atikh Rashid | Pune |
September 16, 2011 2:59:40 am

Colony in Hadapsar gets insufficient water,authorities blame old pipeline

For the past two-and-a-half years,around 1,500 residents of Nyati Enclave,a residential complex in Mohmmadwadi,Hadpasar,have been receiving insufficient water supply and appeals to the civic authorities have fallen on deaf ears.

This is not the only locality with complaints of insufficient water supply. There are many residential complexes in peripheral regions of the city such as parts of Hadapsar,Wagholi,NIMB,Sayyad Nagar that have been facing the same problem for long. PMC officials say that the fault lies with the old water supply system that is unable to provide the required water in peripheral areas.

Nyati housing society has about 290 flats and receives only about 3 kilolitres of water a day,though as per rules,the society is authorised to get about 19.6 kilolitres per day. “To meet our requirements,we have to buy water from private water suppliers everyday at a rate of Rs 250 per tanker. Our society is paying about Rs 1.2 to 1.3 lakh to buy water. We have to bear additional charges to filter this water,” said retd Maj Gen V K Madhok,chairman of the Nyati Enclave Co-Op Housing Society.

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Madhok said he has repeatedly written to PMC officials including Additional Commission Pramod Nirbhavane and PMC Commissioner Mahesh Pathak urging them to look into the matter,but to no avail.

PMC superintending engineer N S Salunkhe said the problem is prevalent in peripheral areas and stems from the fact that the water supply system is old and unable to provide enough water at tail ends.

“It’s an engineering problem as water supply system is old and only provides about half the amount of water in localities at tail ends. In addition,some localities such as Nyati society also have topographical barriers as they are situated at high altitude and receive even lesser amount.”

Salunke said to deliver the authorised amount of water in such areas,the whole system will have to be renovated. “The proposal for this is under consideration but it is a long procedure and it would take time,” said Salunke.

‘Rs 52 lakh spent on repair of roads’

The PMC on Thursday said it had spent Rs 52 lakh on making the city roads free of potholes.

“The civic administration had taken up the work on warfooting and Rs 52 lakh has been spent so far,” said PMC development engineer Pramod Nirbhavane. However,Mayor Mohansingh Rajpal has raised objections to the spendings and demanded the civic administration to seek damages from contractors responsible for constructing the roads.

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