NCP Seeks Stoppage of Water Supply to Malls, Water Parks in Mumbai

Published: 05th September 2015 11:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2015 11:44 PM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: In view of the severe drought conditions in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded that the state government stop water supply to swimming pools, shopping malls, water park and industries in Mumbai.

NCP's Mumbai president Sachin Ahir today said the party demands that water supply to swimming pools, shopping malls, water park and industries be stopped in the city. Ahir, a former Maharashtra minister also said that in the absence of sufficient rains in the island city this year, his party will hold an awareness campaign in Mumbai in the coming days and appeal to citizens to not waste water.

"There is a crisis of water this year and all of us need to come together to tackle the scarcity of water," he said.

The NCP leader said that in several places here, people use water to wash their cars. "Hundreds of litres of water flows through flush in latrines in houses. Washing machines too use large quantities of water while watering gardens is also a wastage of water. To ensure that Mumbaikars stop wastage of water, we will reach out to the people by holding an awareness campaign," he added.

The Maharashtra government has already taken a decision of reserving water in reservoirs for drinking purposes only across the state.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has decided to cut water supply by 20 per cent in the city.

None of the dams that provides water to metropolis has overflowed this year.

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