Water starved city: Action sought against tanker mafia
The Free Press Journal|January 07, 2022
As run-up to Mission 2022, BJP alleges illegal water trade worth Rs 3,000 crore by exploiting city's wells; legislator Ashish Shelar writes to BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal
SANJAY JOG

The BJP, which has launched Mission 2022 to pluck the BMC arena from the estranged ally Shiv Sena, on Thursday alleged that water and tanker mafias have a free run in the city with an illegal trade of Rs 3,000 crore by exploiting water resources, including city wells.

The party has urged BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal to order a probe by a special investigation team (SIT) and determine the amount of illegal water usage at over 19,000 water wells in the city In a letter to Chahal, BJP legislator Ashish Shelar has said, “S ce there is no regulation or strict enforcement of the law, it is believed that tanker mafias are looting water to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore in Mumbai alone.

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