Published On : Fri, Apr 10th, 2015

42 Booster pumps (Tullu Pump) seized from 6 zones in a week


NMC-OCW’s Tullu Pump Seizure drive in full swing

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Nagpur: The “Tullu Pump Seizure Drive” jointly launched by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Orange City Water (OCW) is not only going on in full swing but the zonal teams formed especially for drive have seized over 42 booster pumps (Tullu Pumps) across city.

The drive was started to stop people from illegally fetching more volume of water and thus creating low pressure or no water problems for other residents in localities.
With the mercury already hovering around 40 to 42 degree Celsius mark, it is often seen that some people start using (illegally) the Booster (Tullu) Pumps to fetch more volume of water. Thus they snatch water from others which is not just unlawful but is also immoral. Using booster pumps is a punishable offence as per NMC’s water bylaw and strict action may be initiated against the defaulters.

NMC –OCW have formed special 10 zonal teams under supervision of NMC Delegate and OCW zonal mangers for carrying out surprise inspections and due action would be initiated against the defaulters.
The special squads for the drive has started surprise visits across the city and have taken stern actions against the defaulters.
In the past week, the Laxmi Nagar Zone squad has seized 15 pumps from Sainath Nagar, Rahul Nagar, Somalwada, New Gopal Nagar, Subhash Nagar Slum, LIG Colony, Trimurty Nagar, Savitri vihar. The Hanuman Nagar squad has seized 10 pumps from Kunjilalpeth, Vasant Nagar, Chandramani Nagar Dhadiwal, Bhimnagar Galli No.2, Bhimnagar Galli No.3, Jaibhim Nagar. 11 pumps have been seized by Dhantoli Zone squad from areas like Somwari Qtr., Raghuji Nagar, Dhoble Galli, Ramajichi Wadi, Sakhale Guruji School, Ganeshpeth. 1 pump was seized from Khairipura Gandhibagh zone. The Lakadganj squad has seized 5 pumps from Garoba Maidan, Chinteshwar Mandir, Rampeth, Ghass Bazar, Rampeth.
It may be mentioned here as per the NMC’s Water Rate Bylaw”If a booster pump or any other contrivance is connected directly to the communication / supply pipe then in such an event, the Executive Engineer or his authorized representative in addition to disconnecting the water supply shall seize such contrivance without notice and the Consumer shall be prosecuted by the Corporation. The seized material shall not be returned in any case: Provided that the cost of restoration of water supply shall be borne by the consumer”.

OCW-NMC appeals citizen not to use booster (Tullu) pumps. They also appeal the vigilant citizens if they find booster pumps being used they should inform the OCW’s 24×7 Toll Free Helpline at 1800-266-9899 or they can also inform it to Zonal Managers/NMC Delegates at NMC-OCW Zonal offices.