Now, residents bank on court order for water

Now, residents bank on court order for water.
Pune: The residents of Baner and Balewadi have found a lifeline in a Bombay high court order after suffering from acute water scarcity for years.
The high court in an interim order on Friday restrained the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) from issuing commencement and occupation certificates to new buildings in Baner and Balewadi.
They want the authorities to take up the problem seriously and act upon it.
"We have been facing the issue for years and following it up with the authorities.
But hardly any action was taken.
PMC city engineer Prashant Wagmahre said the civic administration will follow the order.
We will follow the high court’s directives and stop issuing occupancy certificates," he added.
We had to arrange tankers to get drinking water in our housing society.
She added that the residents hoped that water woes would be a thing of past following the high court’s order and the money spent on getting tankers can now be used for the development of the housing society where she stays.

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