Published On : Fri, Oct 10th, 2014

Finally ‘Water Meter’ thieves arrested in city

City Police caught ‘Meter Thieves’ red-handed recently


Nagpur: Finally, the thieves who were involved in water meter theft cases were caught red-handed by Nagpur City Police recently.

An offence under section 379 of IPC has been registered against the culprits involved in water meter theft cases at Lakadganj police station recently.

It may be mentioned here; OCW Team under the guidance of Chief Executive Officer Mr Sanjoy Roy and Security Officer, Mr Prakash Mahajan was continuously monitoring such activities and also had initiated concrete measures in this regard.

OCW also thank efforts by Nagpur City Police, especially staff from Lakadganj police which have successfully unearthed the water meter theft cases.

It is worth mentioning here that OCW Security Officer Mr Prakash Mahajan (Retd. Additional Supdt. Of Police) is still in continuous follow up with police stations in city to unearth such cases from concerned jurisdiction.

OCW still appeal people that, in case of water meter being stolen from premises, to approach police directly and lodge “FIR” against the person directly or indirectly involved in the matter.

It must be mentioned here, the Water Meter being installed by NMC-OCW are of quality standards and as per specifications of JnNURM. Further, every meter has unique number and is entered in our SAP billing system and hence if the meter is stolen and fixed again anywhere will indicate/ identified in the system.

OCW wish to bring in consumers notice the real facts which are as follows:-

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has undertaken “Rehabilitation Plan to Implement 24 x 7 Water Supply Project for Nagpur City” under the Central Government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Mission. Under the cited mission, following activities are primarily included in the implementation of this project: Survey of existing water connections, water bills, water meter of consumers and replacement of existing pipe line of consumer service connection from Corporation Main Pipe line to the consumer premises up to meter with MDPE pipes and strap saddle free of cost. The meter shall be fixed within 30 cm just after entering the premises of consumer. Old private meter shall be the property of the consumer and consumer’s pipes if taken out during the excavation shall be returned. OCW is committed for the betterment of water supply system and to provide safe, clean, sufficient potable water at every tap also appeal Hon. Public representatives, media representatives, our esteemed consumers and vigilant citizens to help and whole heartedly support NMC-OCW to curb/stop such illegal activities by anti-social elements.