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200-year-old well in Borivali revived by residents

The well was constructed in the 1800s by East Indian Catholics for a ceremony called 'Umbracha Pani', where families dance towards the local well and water from the well for bathing brides and brides. The well is located at IC Colony Cross road no. 5.

200-year-old well in Borivali revived by residents
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A 200-year-old well found in 2017 by residents of the IC Colony in Borivali was revived, restored and beautified and inaugurated on Sunday, January 3. This well has a drainage line which will solve the water shortage issue in the area.

The well was constructed in the 1800s by East Indian Catholics for a ceremony called 'Umbracha Pani', where families dance towards the local well and water from the well was used to bath brides and grooms. The well is located at IC Colony Cross road no. 5.

It was built by the North Salsette Society and revived by Abhishek Vinod Ghosalkar. Approximately 25 feet deep and within a 100-meter radius, the well was discovered during an inspection of the old land records of the village of Eksar. It was filled with garbage and debris.

Ghosalkar said, "We can ascertain the exact position of the well from the land records. The well will definitely be a landmark and pride for the IC colony as it is a heritage site. We are concerned about making it a heritage site and shall meet the officials soon for the same."

Ghosalkar further said, "The well will increase the water table of the area and supply water to the borewells within a radius of about 100 meters. This will help reduce the burden on BMC water consumption and reduce water scarcity.

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