A major revelation was made by the RTI when it notified that BMC had put Mumbai Police DGP’s office, traffic police office, GRP Police office and Commissioner’s office in the defaulter’s list for not paying water bill from the last four to five months.
Mumbai Police has been known for imbibing trust among the Mumbaities through its commendable work. But a recent revelation that has been made by RTI has shocked the people.
Mumbai police have now come under the list of defaulters for not paying water bills amounting to crores. A query was recently filed by RTI activist Shakeel Ahmed in which this big revelation was made.
An amount of 93 crore 85 lakh 79 thousand 151 rupees (including Central and Western Railway GRP) is due to be paid by the Mumbai Police to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Shakeel Ahmed said that he had put up an RTI in the BMC’s water department to find out how much amount Mumbai Police is owing to them.
He also told that he wanted to know how many connections under the name of Mumbai Police had been put under the defaulter’s list and he was shocked to know about the figure.
The RTI revealed that most of these connections had not paid since the last four to five months and various connections of Mumbai Police like Commissioner’s office, traffic police office, DGPs office and GRP police were there in the list of the defaulters.
This list showed a list of 466 water connections. Out of these 462 water connections have been under the list of the defaulters.
The leader of Samajwadi Party Rais Shaikh has asked BMC to cut the connection of water of all these people who haven’t paid. Ravi Raja the Congress leader in BMC also said that the state should ensure that this huge amount is immediately cleared.
The spokesperson of BMC, on the other hand, said that he has not received any sort of communication for the clearance of the dues from the state government.