Mutha Canal wall collapse probe to be completed by December 15

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 23 November 2018

The committee will probe the facts and will submit the report by December 15. 

MUMBAI: A committee will probe the Disaster Management System of Pune and water theft from the Mutha Right Bank Canal. 

An inquiry has been initiated into the breach of a part of the wall of the Mutha Right Bank Canal. 

The committee will probe the facts and will submit the report by December 15. 

Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe raised the issue through a calling attention move in the council. 

Vijay Shivtare, Minister of State for Water Resources and Irrigation, assured the mebers in the Legislative Council on Thursday. 

She also asked a question whether there were borewells near the safety wall of the canal, from which the tanker lobby was lifting water for sale.

The wall breach, which happened in September this year, had inundated nearby areas and affected over 200 families living in the slums near Dandekar Bridge in Pune.

The canal carries water from the Khadakwasla Dam near Pune to Indapur and Daund talukas and also to some parts of the city.

The committee will also probe whether there was a water theft or not. 

“Those were affected due to the deluge will get compensation from the government and the process is underway,” Shivtare informed. 

“The government also sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the emergency help for the affected people in the vicinity,” Shivtare added.

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