Another Pipe Burst Disrupts Water Supply

KWA officials blamed the ongoing Metro rail work for the pipe burst at Mathrubhumi Jn, but KMRL has vehemently denied it.

Published: 15th June 2014 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2014 10:19 AM   |  A+A-


KOCHI: A pipeline of the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) burst at the Mathrubhumi Junction on Saturday evening, disrupting water supply to Kaloor and the nearby areas.

According to the KWA, the pipe burst due to the ongoing work on the Metro Rail. However, KMRL officials said that the pipe burst had no connection with the Metro Rail work. The damaged pipeline passes through the site of the Metro Rail project.

KWA officials said that repair work on the damaged pipeline had begun on Saturday night itself.

“However, it was not the main pipeline that burst. Water supply to Kaloor and the nearby areas is likely to be affected on Sunday. The repair work in the area will begin after the completion of the work on Azad Road,” KWA officials said.

Following the pipe burst, the area witnessed waterlogging, leading to disruption in the movement of vehicles.


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