WATER SUPPLY was affected in many areas of old City following the bursting of a valve today at Karbala pump house. More than half the City areas will be affected for three days from Wednesday due to closure of the Kolar pipeline. Water supply will be affected totally in areas connected to Kolar supply system on Wednesday, Thursday and partially on Friday.
According to officials, a valve at Karbala pump house at VIP road burst this evening resulting in the collection of water in the pump house. This has damaged three motor pumps installed here.
Later, additional pumps were brought from Yacht Club pump house and installed here. BMC officials claimed water supply was restored by the evening. This has affected water supply in areas connected to Idgah Hills Filtration Plant.
On the other hand, BMC administration had announced the shut down of the Kolar supply system from 3 am on Wednesday for repairing of more than a dozen leakages existing in this pipeline. About 65 per cent of City areas are dependent on the Kolar supply system.
BMC officials claimed water supply will be restored by Thursday evening. However, it is likely that the water supply will be partially affected on Friday as well.
Areas that will be affected include Arera Colony, Shahpura, 1,100 Quarters, Nehru Nagar, Kotra Sultanabad, Govindpura, Janata Colony, Indrapuri, Sonagiri, Chandbarh, Moti Masjid area, Ginnauri, Shastri Nagar, Jawahar Chowk, South TT Nagar, PGBT, Narialkheda, Ibrahimganj, JP Nagar, Putlighar, Arif Nagar, Saket Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Barkhedi, Jehangirabad, Subhash Nagar, Ashoka Garden, Bal Vihar and others are connected to the Kolar pipeline.