Bapat calls meeting of all party leaders on water issue

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 9 January 2019

City Mayor Mukta Tilak said, “District Guardian Minister wants to interact with political party leaders and make them aware them about recent water storage situation in dams. It is not related to any further water cuts.” 

Pune: District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat has called all party leaders’ meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the issue of Pune city water problem. On the instructions of Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA), on the basis of existing population State Water Resource Department has decided to supply only 8.19 TMC feet water to the city. 

City Mayor Mukta Tilak said, “District Guardian Minister wants to interact with political party leaders and make them aware them about recent water storage situation in dams. It is not related to any further water cuts.” 

Congress party conducted a strong protest against the ongoing water cut and criticised Bapat. Besides this, some unknown persons had unanimously put flexes in the city and held Bapat responsible for the water crisis. 

Last month, Bapat had declared that there will be no additional water cut in the city during review meeting to discuss different development work of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). During his meeting, Bapat instructed the civic body’s Water Supply Department not to enforce further water cut. However, the members of opposition targeted BJP and held Bapat responsible for the existing water crisis in the city.

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