BMC should suspend the 10 per cent water cut: State Minister Yogesh Sagar

He said that the usable water storage had increased this year, due to the plenty rainfall in June and July and there were still 57 days remaining for the end of monsoon

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Soon the 10 per cent water supply cut in Mumbai might be suspended as the state government will be directing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to uplift the water cut in the city.

Yogesh Sagar, Minister for State, Urban Development, on July 18, said that the water levels in the lakes supplying water to the city has gone up by 50 per cent and therefore, it is vital that BMC should draw back the water cut imposed for the last many months.

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Earlier last year, the water level in lakes providing water to the city and the suburbs had come down drastically. After which, the municipal corporation had imposed 10 per cent water cut and had also introduced a 15 per cent water supply duration cut.

He further added that the usable water storage had increased this year, due to the plenty rainfall in June and July and there were still 57 days remaining for the end of monsoon.

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