In order to tame the water tanker mafia, the private tankers carrying potable water will not be allowed to carry non-potable water. Along with this, tanker owners should have licenses of every tanker he possesses. BMC has prepared a comprehensive policy for municipal water supply through water tanker, for which they are seeking people’s suggestion or feedback in respect of the said policy, should say so within 15 days.
The private tankers will have to have a license before lifting water from the 18 BMC filling stations and those carrying non-potable water from tube wells, borewells and open wells. These filling stations will be increased from 18 to 50. CCTV cameras are also being installed near 18 filling stations to keep a check on tankers.
Prior to the policy, any institution or slum areas used to get water tankers on demand. But now, they will have to file an application to the authorities concerned and the person concerned will have to give money for the same. But they also mentioned that during water cut days, water will be provided for free. BMC will set up an office where register will be maintained which will maintain all the details of the tankers.