By: Pune Pulse
June 12, 2023
Pune: Residents in Kharadi, Chandan Nagar and Wadgaon Sheri are in a fix as they did not receive water in their areas for two days at a stretch. It is worthy to note that due to delayed monsoon and insufficient water in the dams, the water supply department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recently introduced alternate day water supply in Kharadi, Chandan Nagar and Wadgaon Sheri areas. The city already faces water cuts every Thursday. The additional water cuts had added to the woes of the residents.
As per the information, water will be supplied during the daytime for three days a week in selected areas of Kharadi. The revised timetable was announced on June 8 and water cuts began on June 10 in the areas. However, the residents said that they faced water cuts for two days at a stretch.
Ashish Mane of Wadgaon Sheri Nagrik Manch told Pune Pulse, “The protest is against the erratic water supply of the PMC. The civic body had already implemented water cuts every Thursday. The additional water cut has worsened the condition of the residents in Kharadi, Chandan Nagar and Wadgaon Sheri.”
The areas impacted due the new water schedule are: Chandannagar, Shri Krishna Society, Hanuman Exercise School, Mathuranagar, Sangharsh Chowk, Shivaji Statue, Dattaprasad, Chavan Nagar, Trimurti Society, Preet Nagar, Samata Society, Mhada Society, Chaudhary Vasti, Satavavasti, Pandharinagar, Gulmohar, Rakshak Nagar, Shankarnagar, Boratevasti Galli number 1 to 13, Shankarnagar, Vrindavan Society, Raghavendra Nagar, Yashwant Nagar, Tukram Nagar, Sitara Bakery, Sai Park, Shejwal Park, Saibaba Mandir, Ganapati Society, Tukaram Nagar, Borate Vasti, Zensar, Thite Nagar, and Patil Bua Nagar.
Mane added that Kharadi and Wadgaon Sheri are IT hubs. Residential as well as commercial areas are largely affected due to this water cut. “The limited availability of water has raised concerns regarding the black marketing of water tankers which will lead to exploitation of the citizens. To prevent such a situation, the residents are demanding daily water supply with adequate pressure,” he said.
Mane informed that Nitin Jadhav, an engineer from the Water Supply Department had assured them that the problem will be solved soon after discussing it with the senior officials.