BJP to protest CIDCO new project for water issues in Taloja and Kharghar

The Kharghar-Taloja unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has threatened to halt the ongoing housing projects of the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) in Kharghar and Taloja as they are not receiving adequate water supply and l planning agency issues certificate of occupancy for new projects. They alleged that they only received a 50% water supply of their minimum needs.

They called on all residents to join them in their protests against CIDCO on May 6 at Sector 15 in Kharghar.

For the past two months, Taloja and Kharghar nodes have not been receiving adequate water supply. From low pressure to insufficient water supply, residents of these nodes have been complaining for a long time. They require that they have a minimum water supply of 675 liters per family per day and that the timing of water supply for each node is fixed.

Sameer Kadam, general secretary of Yuva Morcha, said they would protest CIDCO’s ongoing housing projects in Sector 14 near Kharghar station. “We are not against development but if our basic need like water is not met, we will not allow CIDCO to develop new housing projects in these two nodes,” Kadam said.

Their main demand includes the provision of minimum 675 liters of water to each family per day, the timing of water supply should be fixed for each sector and bring transparency in water supply.

Besides, they also raised some issues and they want the planning agency to deal with these issues. They demand that CIDCO make public the suggestion made by Tata Consultancy for better water distribution, the status of current water distribution in Kharghar and Taloja, CIDCO’s long-term policy such as water management water over the next 10 years and good record keeping of supply. water to companies in tankers.

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Posted: Thursday 05 May 2022, 20:02 IST

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