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Maintenance work forces people in Bhopal to buy water from market

bhopal Updated: Dec 11, 2014 21:17 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Bhopal Municipal Corporation

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The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s Kolar pipeline maintenance work has hit about six lakh citizens in Bhopal.

The water supply in one-third of the city remained suspended on Wednesday, forcing residents to purchase water for drinking.

Even, there was no water supply through water tankers in various areas of Bhopal. The affected areas include PGBT College, Nishatpura, Qazi Camp, Station Bajaria, Arera Colony, Nehru Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, South TT Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Saraswati Nagar, Shahpura, Gulmohar, Geetanjali Complex, Sanjay Complex, Trilanga, Mangalwara, Itwara, Budhwara, Islampura and Char Imli.

“The BMC should have made proper arrangements before stopping water supply. Due to excessive water scarcity, we have to purchase it from the market,” said Meena Agrawal, a resident of Shahpura.

Bal Vihar resident Sabir Khan said, “Just to inform people before putting off water supply is not enough. The BMC should have taken care of supply of water through tanks. We spent whole day without water.”

Water shortage too hit the residents of old Bhopal who are more dependent on water supply through pipes. A resident of Station Bajaria, Vijay Sharma said, “In new Bhopal, most of the families have facilities of ground water through their own bore-well but we don’t have such kind of facilities.”

BMC official said the maintenance work had been completed on Wednesday and supply of water would be resumed from Thursday.