Nagpur: The scorching summer heat of Nagpur is already hovering around 45 degree Celsius mark and particularly in such condition it is often seen that some people start using (illegally) the Booster (Tullu) Pumps to fetch more volume of water.
Thus, they not only 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 legal action may be initiated against the defaulters.
This year, NMC-OCW has firmly decided to initiate legal action as well as disconnection of tap connection, especially against those who are illegally using Booster (Tullu) pumps to fetch more volume of water supplied in their areas.
It may be mentioned here, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Orange City Water (OCW) have already started a massive “Tullu Pump Seizure Drive” all over city, in a bid to stop these people from illegally fetching more volume of water and which ultimately creates low pressure or no water problems for other residents in localities.
The “Tullu Pump Seizure Drive” jointly launched by NMC-OCW is not only started in full swing all over city but the zonal teams formed especially for drive have also seized over 27pumps in just few days.
In the past few days, NMC-OCW seized 27 pumps from which Lakadganj has seized 15 pumps, Dhantoli 8, Laxminagar and Hanuman Nagar zone 2 each.
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.
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 similar information can be passed on to Zonal Managers/NMC Delegates at NMC-OCW Zonal offices.