Mumbai, July 8: The city will be hit by water cuts on July 9-10 as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to carry out repair work at pipelines based in Powai and Mahim. The disruption in water supply comes amid a 48-hour alert issued by the weather department of "heavy to heavy rainfall".
The worst-affected areas due to the cut in water supply will be Andheri East's Chakala, JB Nagar, Marol and Sahar village; along with the Matunga labour camp, Dharavi slums and parts of Bandra East and West. Mumbai Shocker: Woman Killed by Brother-in-Law Over Water Sharing Dispute in Khar
As part of the repair work, the civic body workers will fix leakages in pipeline at Powai, which is used to draw water from Tansa Lake. In Mahim, the BMC will replace the damaged pipeline used for bringing water from Vaitarna Lake.
Parts of the maximum city are already reeling under "10 percent water cuts" since last year, which was imposed due to inadequate rainfall last year.
The BMC has asked residents of three wards (K-East, H-East and G-North) to store water in advance as the disruption in supply on Tuesday and Wednesday will affect them the most.
Similar water cuts were experienced by parts of Mumbai last month as well, when 15-20 per cent of supply was withheld on June 14-15 due to a technical issue at Bhatsa dam.