Water mafia has begun to haunt the MCGM. In order to nail them, the administration of MCGM along with the government has started a joint campaign under, which so far FIR against 200 violators has been registered within 8 days. Water mafia is an unheard term but that’s what those stealing water from MCGM water pipelines are called as. These anti social elements, steal water from MCGM by installing pumps in the water supply system of MCGM. They have become the single biggest challenge for MCGM that is reeling under the worst water crisis ever. As one of the measures to check these violators, the MCGM administration and State’s Home Department have joined hands. MCGM Additional Commissioner Anil Diggikar informed that Home minister R R Patil has given strictures to the police to arrest water mafia. Following which, 200 violators have been booked at Shivajinagar and Mankhurd. The Mumbai Police has lodged an FIR against these violators and has seized 400 water pumps. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
August 5, 2006