Our aim is to make the entire region tanker free," said standing committee chairman Ravi Vyas..From now on, the slum dwellers will have to pay Rs 500 for each water tanker ordered from the civic administration. A decision to this effect was taken by the MBMC’s standing committee in its meeting held on Monday.Mumbai: In a significant decision, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) will henceforth stop supplying water through tankers free of cost to the slum settlements in the twin-city.

There are a total of 42 slum clusters in the city. "People staying in slum clusters are welcome to avail of new water lines. However, religious places, tribal hamlets and public functions will continue to get free water tankers in accordance to the erstwhile resolution which was passed way back in 2001.The resolution will curtain the annual financial China Sanitaryware burden of more than 72 lakh to fund the freebies