78 Tullu pumps seized from 10 zones
The massive booster pump commonly known as ‘Tullu Pump’ seizure drive started by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Orange City Water (OCW) few days ago has brought some shocking results.
It was detected that even educated and sophisticated people from society are using Tullu pumps to fetch additional water for use. In addition, the squad has to face severe opposition and at times, minor violent interactions too.
Such kind of interference in the squad’s operation may lead to more intense action than seizure of pump against the defaulter
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.
In the past few days, NMC-OCW seized 78 Tullu Pumps from all 10 zones. (Laxmi Nagar 17, Dharampeth: 9, Hanuman Nagar: 13, Dhantoli: 11, Nehru Nagar: 2, Gandhibagh: 13, Satranjipura: 1, Lakadganj: 9 and Mangalwari 3.
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 they can also inform it to Zonal Managers/NMC Delegates at NMC-OCW Zonal offices.