<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After a water pipeline was damaged in Fort on Thursday, allegedly because of Metro-3 work, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now calculating the total amount of water wasted. Based on this, the civic body will decide the fine to be imposed on the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).”We have issued a warning to MMRC asking them to be careful with their work henceforth. In an earlier instance, we had fined MMRC Rs 11.5 lakh. The fine is calculated based on the amount of water wasted due to the damage,” said A-ward assistant municipal commissioner, Kiran Dighavkar. Sources in the BMC claimed that the fine this time will be close to Rs 11 to 12 lakh as well.Upset locals even approached the local Shiv Sena corporator, Sujata Sanap, asking for her help. According to Ganesh Sanap, brother-in-law of the Sena corporator, a letter from her office has been sent to the BMC asking them to warn the MMRC for the last time. “This is not the first time that the pipeline has been damaged. All the details including alignment of the pipes have been given to MMRC, yet they carry out the work in a way that is affecting the locals. We didn’t have proper water supply because of the damaged pipeline. We have informed BMC that if this repeats, we will come out on the streets in protest,” said Sanap.When DNA contacted MMRC, a spokesperson from the corporation said, “We can say that we are still not aware of any such action by BMC. However, MMRC will ensure that their contractors honour the rightful action taken by the civic body in case there is any disturbance to major utilities.”PROTEST THREATWhile the BMC has issued a warning to the MMRC to be careful with Metro-3 work, local Shiv Sena corporator, Sujata Sanap has warned of protesting on streets if the damage repeats.
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