Corporators want special GB meet to discuss water crisis

Corporators want special GB meet to discuss water crisis.
Aurangabad: Annoyed over frequent disruptions in the city’s water supply system that has aggravated water scarcity, Gajanan Mangate leader of the house in Aurangabad Municipal Corporation on Thursday urged mayor Bapu Ghadamode to convene a special meeting of general body discuss the matter.
In a letter addressed to the mayor, Mangate said that the residents across the city are facing hardships due to water scarcity.
"In most of the localities people have not been receiving tap water as per schedule while in other localities the residents are getting it after a gap of five to six days.
Apart from this, water contamination is also a big cause of concern for the residents," he said.
Mangate said that the corporators cutting across the party lines have been demanding a special meeting to mount pressure on the municipal administration to streamline the system and minimise water scarcity in summer.
Besides Mangate, Sitaram Sure, Raosaheb Amle and Makarand Kulkarni have also demanded a special meeting.
The 35-year-old supply system has become quite unpredictable as the main pipelines has been developing faults at many places causing inconvenience to the residents.
The civic body has used the pipes way beyond its capacity as a result of which most of the joints and air valves have become very old leading to leakages.
The entire pipeline needs to be replaced to cater to the needs of the residents.

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