Finally, the State government has given permission to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to develop the Pinjal water dam project on Thursday.
According to the officials from the water supply projects, the BMC has been following up with the state government for past 8 year to get the permission to develop the dam to deal with water woes in city.
Sitaram Kunte, municipal commissioner confirmed about receiving the letter from state government. "After the completion of the Pinjal project, the city will receive 865 million liter daily water and the BMC will be able to deal with the increasing demand of water in city,"said Kunte.
The dam will be developed in Khidse village in Javhar Taluka in Thane district and the estimated cost is Rs 8000 crore. It will provide 865 million liter daily water to city after it is developed.
"As we have undertaken the work of surveying the dam area and the feasibility study on it, we had requested the state government to give us the permission to develop it. The survey and the feasibility study is likely to be completed in March 2014," said a senior civic official.
"Following the completion of the feasibility study, we will undertake the construction work. The construction work of the dam is likely to be completed by 2018," added the official.
At present, the civic body supplies 3500 mld water supply to city as against its demand of 4200 mld.