After getting additional water from Mumbai Municipal Corporation, it was planned in Kopri and Wagle Estate areas. Despite this there is water scarcity problem in Kopri area and there are images of Kopri residents facing water shortage during Ganeshotsav. Also many buildings are being supplied with water through tankers. Due to this problem, the people of Kopari are disoriented. Meanwhile, the municipal administration has claimed that the increased water supply will start in the next two to three days.
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The Thane municipal area has rapidly urbanized in the last few years and the population of the city has exceeded 2.5 million. 485 million liters of water are supplied daily from four sources in the municipal area. Due to increasing population, water supply is becoming inadequate and causing water crisis. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde ordered the release of 50 million liters from Vatsa and Barvi dams and 20 million liters to the Mumbai Municipal Corporation to solve the problem. Following this order, the Mumbai Municipal Corporation has supplied 20 million liters of additional water to Thane city and for this the municipality has immediately worked to connect the water channels. This water is planned as 6 million liters for Kopri, Anandnagar area, 11 million liters for Wagal Estate division and 3 million liters for Kishannagar, Bhatwadi area. However, it appears that the problem of water shortage in the corner area has not been solved. A few other wells including BSUP buildings in Siddharth Nagar, Kishore Kunj are still being supplied with water by two to three tankers a day. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has ordered to increase water supply to Kopri to meet the water problem. However, many areas are still receiving low pressure and insufficient water. Therefore, citizens demand to start supplying water to the people of Kopari by making proper planning of the municipal administration.
Work is underway to increase water supply in the corner area. So water supply will start in this area in next two to three days.– Vinod Pawar, Suburban Engineer, Water Supply Department, Tampa.