Pune Water shortage: 8000 water tanker trips increased in April compared to last year in Pune

Pune Water shortage: 8000 water tanker trips increased in April compared to last year in Pune

Pune Water shortage: 8000 water tanker trips increased in April compared to last year in Pune ( Representational image )

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Although residents are suffering during the summer owing to a lack of water supplies, they are also concerned about the rising temperatures.

Citizens are experiencing increased heat and insufficient water supply during summer, leading to unnecessary spending of Rs 1000-1200  on private tankers. Despite calling for municipal tankers, there is not enough water, causing panic in suburbs and central areas. The number of municipal tanker trips has increased by 8000 compared to April last year, highlighting the severity of the water shortage.

Pune’s Khadakwasla dam project has experienced a 2.5 TMC decrease in water storage this year, prompting a careful use of available water. A joint meeting between the Irrigation Department and Municipal Corporation provided instructions on water saving, but no decision has been made on water cuts to avoid outcry during the Lok Sabha elections, causing citizens to suffer due to uneven water supply.

Water shortages are affecting various areas in Baner, Balewadi, Dhayari, Ambegaon, Nanhe, Kirkatwadi, Katraj, Bibwewadi, Mohammadwadi, NIBM, Undri, Pisoli, Mangdewadi, Yerawada, Kothrud, Karve Nagar, Warje, Bavdhan, Pashan, Aundh, Bopodi, Vadgaon Sheri, Tingre Nagar, Deccan Gymkhana, Kondhwa, and Gokhalenagar due to short-term and low-pressure water supply.

The city’s water supply faces issues with low pressure, reduced time on water provision, and unsuitable water tanks for the general public. Additionally, a municipal tanker is not immediately accessible, necessitating further action.

Head of the Water Supply Department, Nandkishore Jagtap shared that a water delivery plan is being implemented to reduce water-related issues in localities like Sus, Mahalunge, Pashan, and Saswad Roads. New tanker stations will be opened to increase water accessibility and lower transportation costs. The Maharashtra Jeevan Pratishkarya project in Manjari Shewalwadi is nearly finished, reducing the number of tankers and relocating them to locations with severe water shortages. This plan aims to improve water accessibility and transportation costs.