Taps won’t run dry in Mohamadwadi’s Gemini Park society

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The decade long struggle to meet daily water requirements was recently fulfilled, as the society residents got themselves water connection without the help of citizens representatives.

Renuka Suryavanshi

Over 142 flat holders in Gemini Park society in Mohamadwadi struggled for over one decade for Pune Municipal Corporation water, as the society was highly dependent on tanker water.

The residents knocked doors of all the local corporators seeking relief from the increasing water issues but we’re always sent back with assurances. Tired of this, the residents decided to take matter in their own hands and approached PMC and brought water connection for themselves.

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Ankur Joshi, a resident of Gemini Park said, “We are honest tax payers to the Pune Municipal Corporation for last many years. But despite this, we were lacking water supply from PMC. We were highly dependent on tanker water to fulfill our daily requirements. We spent almost approximately Rs 60,000 every month to procure water from private suppliers. Tired of this the residents approached local citizens representatives but we’re always sent back with only assurances. Tired of this too, we approached the PMC and decided to resolve it.”

The society worked on getting the connection from PMC and got legal water connection from the civic administration themselves. But the tragedy didn’t stop here. When the society was getting the work done the local corporator hurled abuses to the residents and warned them to stop it. But the determined residents didn’t budge to the threat and continued the work. The residents are now cheerful and positive that PMC water supply has begun in the society.

Jal poojan was held recently at the hands of senior resident of the society R K Joshi.