Pune Municipal Corporation Puts Water Supply Cuts on Hold for May 7 and 13 Lok Sabha Elections

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Pune, 28th April 2024: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced a temporary halt on major water supply cuts until the days of polling, scheduled for May 7 and 13. Officials from the water supply department stated that a minimum of three to four days would be required to fully restore water supply after any interruption. Consequently, all significant closures and repair works will be deferred until after the elections in Pune and surrounding areas have concluded.


May 7 will witness voting in the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency, followed by the Pune Lok Sabha constituency on May 13. PMC had implemented day-long water cuts during the first week of April, with no further closures planned thereafter. However, dissatisfaction persists among citizens in various parts of the city due to inadequate water supply. Many areas, especially on the outskirts, rely on tanker deliveries as water pressure remains low.


Anuj Hire, a resident of Sinhagad Road, expressed concern over the situation, stating, “With rising temperatures, PMC’s failure to restore supply post-closure due to distribution system lapses is troubling.”


An official from PMC’s water supply department assured that there are no plans for day-long closures until mid-May. The situation will be reassessed at that time to determine any necessary actions.


Meanwhile, the administration will continue to address unforeseen repairs resulting from pipeline damage or breaches. For example, a leakage was detected in a raw water pipeline in Swargate, scheduled for repair next week. Similar repairs are planned for water leakages in the Sinhagad Road area.