Exciting news for the residents of Vasai-Virar and Mira-Bhayandar areas, as the long-standing water supply issue is finally going to be resolved by June. For several years, people in these areas, which are considered suburbs of Mumbai, have been facing water supply problems. However, there is now a glimmer of hope as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has almost completed setting up a water treatment plant in Palghar to address this problem.

To ensure the provision of clean and safe water to citizens, the water treatment plant is undergoing rigorous testing and investigation under the water purification process. As soon as the investigation work is completed, water supply will commence in Vasai and Virar from June onwards, as part of the first phase. According to MMRDA commissioner SVR Srinivas, the work on the plant has reached an advanced stage.

Furthermore, MMRDA is also developing a plan to bring water from Surya river to the area, and the laying of an 88 km pipeline is nearing completion. The pipeline will run underground and above ground, with a 1.7 km stretch in Mendhavkhind to bring water to the suburb. An underground tunnel with a diameter of 2.85 meters has also been constructed using the Vighnaharta tunnel boring machine. The tunneling work has been completed in Mendwankhind, and Tungareshwar tunnel work is progressing rapidly. The Surya Jalpurti Yojana is expected to supply 403 million liters of water daily, with 218 MLD for Mira-Bhayander and 185 MLD for Vasai-Virar.

The Larsen & Toubro Company has been entrusted with the responsibility of the project, and an estimated INR 1,329 crores will be spent on its completion. This initiative is a significant step towards ensuring that the citizens of Vasai-Virar and Mira-Bhayandar have access to an adequate and reliable supply of clean water.