HYDERABAD: The Ring Main-I of Krishna Drinking Water Supply Phase-II pipeline burst yet again on Wednesday. This time the pipe burst open at Balapur crossroads in Chandrayangutta flooding Balapur and nearby areas.
Local people had a harrowing time as the high pressure water started gushing into their houses, shops and a petrol bunks. So far, Krishna pipelines have burst more than 40 times in the last 4 to 5 years.
The impact of the pipeline burst was such that standing passenger auto-rickshaws and few two wheelers were strewn few metres away. However none was injured.
Officials of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) including managing director, B Janardhan Reddy and executive director M. Satyanarayana rushed to the area. The pumping of water was immediately stopped at Sahebnagar but the water already pumped continued to gush out.
NO WATER SUPPLY TOMORROW : As the water board started attending to heavy leakages on the 1,600 mm dia PSC Ring Main-I of KDWSP Phase-II at Balapur crossroads, there will be no water supply on Thursday to the following areas inlcuing Rajiv Gruha Kalpa at Almasguda, ARCI at Balapur, Babanagar, Pisalbanda, Riyasathnagar, Moinbagh, Fateh Shah Nagar, Shamshabad Airport, Midhani, DRDL, RCI, CRPF, Uppuguda, Saibaba nagar, Shivajinagar, Lalitha Bagh and GM Nagar. These areas will be provided water through water tankers.
The water board is looking at all the possibilities and plans to carry out a study to find out the reasons for the frequent bursting of water pipes.
The KDWS Phase-II ring main was laid in 2004. Recently, leakages were arrested at 17 locations. All along these vulnerable stretches, 41 leakages were noticed and attended to earlier.