Pune railway junction faces scarcity of water

Sushant Ranjan
Saturday, 18 May 2019

The PMC supplies water to the railway authorities every day. The railways owns a water tank which has a capacity of around 4 lakh litres. This water is sufficient for passengers for a day. But on Friday, there was no water supply and due to this, the water tank was not filled.

PUNE: Around 2 lakh passengers visit Pune railway junction every day and water is essential for them. On Friday, the passengers faced water woes at Pune Junction when water was not supplied for three-four hours. On Friday afternoon, hundreds of passengers complained to the station manager about lack of water supply. There was no water in washrooms and for drinking as well.

“I had a ticket for Kolhapur and arrived at Pune junction at around 2 pm. When I approached the water vending machine for water, the attendant told me that there was no water and I have to purchase it from food counters. There was no water in the washroom. The taps were dry at all platforms. Several passengers approached the station manager but he was clueless,” said Anant Bhalerao.

The PMC supplies water to the railway authorities every day. The railways owns a water tank which has a capacity of around 4 lakh litres. This water is sufficient for passengers for a day. But on Friday, there was no water supply and due to this, the water tank was not filled.

“There was no water problem at the junction. We have enough water for passengers. Yes, there was no water supply on Friday. But the water tank was full. The water supply was stopped on Friday for a few minutes and later, the supply was resumed,” said a senior officer from the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) office.

As per information, on Friday, the water supply was stopped from 3 am to 5 pm. The railways had arranged a water tanker for passengers. The water supply was started in the evening.

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