Vasai-Virar to receive additional water from Surya dam

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 14th September, 2017

MUMBAI: Laying of water pipeline in the Coastal Regulation Zone III area of Kaman river has been approved for the Surya dam water project. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is executing the 403 million litres daily project (MLD) that will bring an additional 54 MLD water supply to the Vasai-Virar region.The project envisages the diversion of 65 hectares of forest land. While approving the project early this month, the Expert Appraisal Committee of the union ministry of environment and forests said the flow of water in the Kaman creek must not be disturbed and mangroves must not be cut.

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