Nagpur: About 2000 houses in Sudarshan, Bezonbagh, and Indora Colony of North Nagpur are not getting water for 4 consecutive days.. Private water operator and Orange City Water Private Limited (OCW) and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) called its connection illegal and then stopped its supply altogether.
BSP corporator Mamta Sahare, Congress corporator Sneha Nikose, and several residents also thronged the very front of the Orange City Water Private Limited office for 3 hours from around 9.30 am. And then later at around 5 pm just in front of the Guardian Minister Nitin Raut’s office. There was a ‘renunciation’ movement. Members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have also filed a complaint. Against the private operator at the Jaripatka police station on Saturday.
According to Nikos, about 2,000 homes in the “3 oldest city areas” had been drawing water from 1 old pipeline without a meter for the past several years.
Sneha has also said that Orange City Water Private Limited has laid a brand new pipeline and has given connections to all the houses with meters. And then the old pipeline supply has also been cut. About 2 thousand houses have stopped getting water at all.
Three Equal Installments
The corporator has claimed that around 2,000 houses were fully prepared to complete the formalities. And get connection from a brand new pipeline.
she said, “Orange City Water Private Limited has demanded around Rs 6,000 for the new connection. Which is a very big amount for these people. And talks were also going on with Nagpur Municipal Corporation to provide its installment facility. But OCW has disconnected the supply without giving any notice.”
Sneha has also told that Nitin has directed the Nagpur Municipal Corporation officials. To restore the supply within about 24 hours. “All his employees contacted the minister who was not in the city. And then also gave him complete information about this matter. Raut has also said that before the date of November 30. New connections will be given to the new water pipeline. And around Rs 6,000 can be paid in 3 equal installments.” she said.
It was only after Nitin instructions to the Nagpur Municipal Corporation officials that Sahare, Sneha, and others ended their agitation by drinking water.
Aam Aadmi Party members, in their police complaint, have alleged that the Orange City Water Private Limited completely cut off supply from the old pipeline without informing the people. Due to which a large number of families did not get water to drink.