Home/ News / India/  Mumbaikars to face water cut issue over weekend, BMC cites repair work

Amid the scorching summer, people in the financial capital will have to face water crisis over the weekend, as parts of Mumbai will face water cuts for more than 24 hours this weekend due to pipeline repair work, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday.

In a release, the civic body said that the pipeline repair work in Dadar area in central Mumbai will affect water supply to G-South and G-North civic wards from 8 am on 27 May to 10 pm on 28 May.

Apart from this, areas such as Mahim, Matunga (west), parts of Dadar (west), Delisle Road, Prabhadevi, Lower Parel, Satrasta, and Dhobi Ghat among other localities will face water cuts during different times, the release said.

The repair work will be undertaken at the junction of Senapati Bapat Marg and Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg in Dadar to plug a leak at the 1450 mm diameter Tanasa pipeline, the BMC said.

In order to find the exact location of the leak, it is necessary to shut the water supply from the pipeline for 26 hours from 8 am on Saturday, it said. Once the leak is found, the pipeline will be patched and rivets will be replaced, it added.

Among other things, BMC also released a list of 226 dilapidated buildings, which are in a 'very dangerous' condition, citing upcoming monsoon season.

The civic body issued a release with a list of 226 “very dangerous" buildings in C-1 category.

Of 226 structures, the western suburbs account for the highest 126, followed by eastern suburbs with 65 and 35 in the island city, the release said.

The civic body has also appealed to citizens to vacate these buildings and move to safer locations as a precautionary measure.

The buildings have been declared “very dangerous and dilapidated" under section 354 of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, it said.

Citizens can access the list of buildings in C1 category on www.mcgm.gov.in portal, the BMC said.

Earlier this month, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had directed officials to cut water and power supply to dilapidated buildings.

With agency inputs.

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Updated: 26 May 2023, 07:28 PM IST
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