MOST PARTS of the City faced water crisis on Sunday following the closure of the Kolar supply system for repairing the busted feeder main pipeline at Shahpura.
Since Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) took a sudden decision and announced the closure of Kolar pipeline on Saturday evening, people did not get an opportunity to store water.
In most areas, people had to fetch drinking water from nearby handpumps. Many people also had to ask their neighbours for water. The Kolar supply system supplies water to 65 per cent of the City areas.
While BMC claimed water supply will be normal from Monday morning, the crisis may continue on Monday and partially on Tuesday too. As an alternative, BMC said water supply to affected areas connected to Kolar pipeline will be made through the Upper Lake.
The pipeline was closed from 4 am on Sunday and repair work was likely to have been completed by midnight. BMC officials, however, said rains in the evening had hampered welding of the pipeline. Water reaches the City 12 hours after pumping begins at the Kolar Filtration Plant.
Water supply was affected in Arera Colony, Char Imli, Shahpura, Bharat Nagar, Gulmohar, Trilanga, Lala Lajpatrai Colony, Baba Nagar, Mira Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Ginnauri, Bal Vihar, Ibrahimganj, Quazi Camp, PGBT, Narialkheda, Arif Nagar, JP Nagar, Govindpura, Jehangirabad, Janata Colony, Saket Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Kotra Sultanabad, Nehru Nagar and other areas connected to Kolar Supply System.