Ambujwadi slums dwellers ask to pay Rs 35,000 for water connection by certified contractors

While water is a basic necessity during the covid pandemic, about 40,000 population in Ambujwadi area of Malad are struggling to get water connection in their houses. The residents have complained to the BMC that certified contractors and plumbers are demanding Rs 35,000 for each connection which is impossible for the people to pay.

Muhammad Jabir Khan is a tailor by profession but his work has not started after the lockdown was relaxed. He has approval from the BMC for the water connection but the contractors are demanding Rs 35,000 he said. “I spend Rs 60 per day on water for my family of five people. My work has not started after the lockdown and there is no earning. I was not able to pay the school fees of my children this year so they are not able to attend their online classes. Now, the contractor is asking a huge amount for water connection. I cannot afford it,” Khan said.

In slums, five households adjacent to each other are given one water connection. It first gets approval from the BMC and they have to deposit Rs 500 each. Then they pay to a contractor or certified plumber for the pipeline and water meter which comes out around Rs 10,000.

Rais Azad has a family of seven people and spends Rs 100 daily to buy water. “We get tankers or get it from the nearby basti. We have been fighting to get water connection to our Ambujwadi since 2010. I applied in 2014 but haven’t got the connection yet. Our people had protested in 2015 at the BMC office but did not get any assurance. Even the High Court has ruled in our favour. But these contractors are not ready to charge the right price,” Azad said.

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Handyman Connection Recognized As A Franchise Times 2020 Top 200+ Franchise

BLUE ASH, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Handyman Connection, a home repair company with over 25 years of experience, announced today it was recognized as a Franchise Times Top 200+ franchise. The Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global system wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance.

“We are thrilled to be named a Top 200+ franchise by Franchise Times once again,” said Jeff Wall, CEO of Handyman Connection. “This recognition is a true testament to our accomplishments as a brand over the past year and we look forward to continued growth and success in the year ahead.”

Handyman Connection operates more than 60 locations throughout 25 states and Canada. For more than 25 years, the brand has offered homeowners across North America a complete resource for professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Handyman Connection offers a variety of services ranging from traditional home repairs to painting, remodeling and more.

Additional information on the Top 200 can be found in the October issue of Franchise Times and the full list at

About Handyman Connection
Since 1991, homeowners across North America have been calling on Handyman Connection for our professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Each Handyman Connection franchise is locally owned and operated, backed by the company that helped launch the industry. Our values are steeped in a long-standing dedication to the people we serve, and truly differentiate Handyman Connection as a home repair company.

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