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MBMC puts end to free water supply to slums

THE ASIAN AGE. | SURESH GOLANI
Published : Nov 28, 2018, 2:02 am IST
Updated : Nov 28, 2018, 6:17 am IST

A decision to this effect was taken by the MBMC’s standing committee in its meeting held on Monday.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Mumbai: In a significant decision, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) will henceforth stop supplying water through tankers free of cost to the slum settlements in the twin-city. A decision to this effect was taken by the MBMC’s standing committee in its meeting held on Monday.

From now on, the slum dwellers will have to pay Rs 500 for each water tanker ordered from the civic administration. However, religious places, tribal hamlets and public functions will continue to get free water tankers in accordance to the erstwhile resolution which was passed way back in 2001.

 

The resolution will curtain the annual financial burden of more than 72 lakh to fund the freebies. “People staying in slum clusters are welcome to avail of new water lines. Our aim is to make the entire region tanker free,” said standing committee chairman Ravi Vyas.  

There are a total of 42 slum clusters in the city.

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