A master water pipeline of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) was damaged on Monday, leading to overflow of water and shortage in supply to several areas. A machine working on flyover construction near Iffco Chowk hit the master pipeline, causing a rupture and subsequent inundation of the are under construction.
In February, the pipeline was damaged leading to water shortage in several areas for three days. Residents in various upscale colonies, including DLF phase 3, Sushant Lok, and adjacent areas have been facing a shortage for the last few days because of a leakage in the master pipeline.
According to workers at the site, the pipeline was damaged in the afternoon after a heavy machine hit the pipeline during excavation work for the flyover. The National Highways Authority of India informed the Huda officials but a large quantity of water was wasted before the supply was shut.
“Huda officials were informed of the damage to the pipeline but much water was wasted by the time they acted on the information,” a worker at the site said.
Bijender Malik, sub-divisional engineer, Huda, said a pipeline supplying water to Sector 17 C and other areas was damaged during construction work. He said a team was sent to the spot after receiving information of water leakage. He said the valve was repaired and water supply regulated.
The Huda directed the construction company to be cautious while digging near water pipelines.