Nagpur: Nagpur Municipal Corporation Administrator and Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B on Friday directed Orange City Water Ltd to increase the number of tankers in water network areas, especially in South Nagpur which is facing a severe shortage.
Water consumption has increased manifold in May due to the scorching heat, causing water scarcity in some parts of the city.
Many areas like Wathoda of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Nehru Nagar zone are also facing a crisis. Radhakrishnan told the officials of Orange City Water during the review meeting at Nagpur Municipal Corporation Headquarters regarding the water crisis under the Nehru Nagar area.
An angry civic chief has asked to increase the tanker and supply water to such distressed areas. Citizens should get absolutely no less than about 135 lpcd (liters per person per day), And yet in many places they are also facing problems. The commissioner has also directed that citizens should be supplied water under sufficient pressure through taps.
Water will be supplied through tanker only to those customers
Orange City Water has also issued toll-free numbers 18002669899 and 9699757753 for making inquiries/demands for these tankers.
A press release issued by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation states that if the tanker is not arriving in your area at all, then citizens should call the numbers given above to inquire. And with this, water will be supplied through tanker only to those customers who also have government tap connections.
Nehru Nagar area representative Jawahar Naik, Technical Advisor (NESL) Manoj Ganvir, Nagpur Municipal Corporation Executive Engineer Shweta Banerjee, and Orange City Water CEO Sanjay Roy among others were also present.