It has been a year now that the residents of Vartak Nagar, Thane have been reeling under acute water shortage. Their frustration as reached to such a height that the residents gheraoed the Ward Committee office. Improper management of water has led to acute water shortage in the Thane district. While reports of residents taking to streets have been reported time and again, this time the residents of Vartak Nagar took out a protest against the Ward Committee Office. The situation is such that the residents receive water supply only for a mere 15 minutes which too is impure and hence are forced to pay Rs 100 daily to get sufficient water. The residents allege that the authority are providing 24 hours water supply to those residing in tall towers while their problems are being neglected. While the Deputy Commissioner of the Vartak Nagar Ward Committee, Bhatankar tried to evade this issue when quested, the Municipal Commissioner of TMC simply refused to talk on the subject. Looking at the reasons received by the authorities, it is quite lear how much the Thane Municipal Corporation is taking the issue of water shortage seriously. From Thane, Pravin Sonawane for NMTV News.
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