PMRDA fails to get water from PMC

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Claiming that the population of the city is increasing, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has turned down Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (PMRDA) request for 13 Thousand Million Cubic (TMC) feet water.

Pune: Claiming that the population of the city is increasing, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has turned down Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (PMRDA) request for 13 Thousand Million Cubic (TMC) feet water.  

In a recent correspondence, the PMRDA demanded water for villages falling under its jurisdiction. PMRDA said the PMC was using 17 TMC feet water when the Water Resource Department had sanctioned 11.5 TMC feet water till 2021. PMRDA requested water from the Bhama-Askhed water project.

PMRDA said that if PMC transports water through a tunnel instead of the existing canal, it can get additional 2.5 TMC feet water. According to the Water Resource Department, PMRDA will get 13 TMC feet water in future for villages. 
VG Kulkarni, Chief Superintendent of PMC’s Water Supply Department, said, “We have sent a letter to the PMRDA that it is not possible to provide water from PMC’s quota. As per the projected population for 2032, Pune needs the sanctioned 11.50 TMC feet water and 2.64 TMC feet water from the Bhama-Askhed project.”

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