GMC is also set to deploy mobile water tankers wherever it is necessary but feels it would be unable to cater to every household in affected areas
GMC is also set to deploy mobile water tankers wherever it is necessary but feels it would be unable to cater to every household in affected areas|Representational image
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Damage in pipeline to affect water supply in many areas of Guwahati

Guwahati Municipal Corporation's water supply will remain suspended in some areas for 2 days starting today

Bitopan Deka

Guwahati: Nearly 2,500 households in the Sarania, Ulubari, Lachit Nagar, GS Road, Rehabari and nearby areas of Guwahati in Assam will get affected due to disruption in water supply, announced the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), as a pipeline feeding the Sarania reservoir has been damaged near the BSNL office Pan Bazar.

As such, the water supply will remain suspended in these areas for two days starting from Wednesday.

“Our technical team is on the ground round the clock to ensure the water supply is restored at the earliest,” said GMC in an official statement.

The municipal body is also set to deploy mobile water tankers wherever it is necessary but feels it would be unable to cater to every household in the affected areas.

The breakdown is likely to affect more than 10,000 people in the areas mentioned.

The governing body has asked for a timeline of two days; August 26 and August 27 for restoration of the damaged pipeline.

"One of the pipelines connecting to the Sarania reservoir burst near the BSNL office near Panbazar on Tuesday. These pipelines were installed more than 50 years ago so such damages can occur at times. We have been working overnight for restoring the supply and are hopeful of resuming our services by tomorrow," said Manoranjan Bharali, superintending engineer, GMC (water works), in charge of fixing the pipeline at Pan Bazar.

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