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Taps run dry in Mumbai as BMC struggles over water crisis
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Taps run dry in Mumbai as BMC struggles over water crisis

Taps ran dry in Mumbai on Friday as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cut water supply by 20 per cent to tide over the water shortage crisis in the city due to the late arrival of the monsoon.


Mumbai June 15 : Taps ran dry in Mumbai on Friday as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cut water supply by 20 per cent to tide over the water shortage crisis in the city due to the late arrival of the monsoon.

Thane, Chembur, Dadar and Mumbai suburban were among the worst affected areas.

Housewives complained they were not informed before the BMC cut down the water supply.

"They should have warned us before. Without water, what will the women who are at home do?" said Shiela Shekhar, a housewife.

"It is very hot. The BMC should release some water. At least for half-an-hour," said another local.

Long queue could be seen in front of water tankers. But locals lamented, it was inadequate and blamed the BMC for the current water crisis.

"There is a lot of problem. People are taking leave just to fill up water. Municipal water supply is not coming and no official has come to our rescue," said Shivraj Shinde, a local.

BMC officials said regular supply would resume once the southwest monsoon hits Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has said that the monsoon rains have picked up and moved into central parts of Maharashtra.

ANI

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