The civic staff on Thursday found another leakage in the Tansa pipeline on Thursday, after plugging a leak caused by a pipe burst on Wednesday. Before that, Tansa (West), a 120-year-old pipeline, had burst on October 28.
The incidents have taken place at Nana Chowk in south Mumbai, affecting supply to the area.
“We will repair the third leakage on Saturday with prior intimation to citizens, to avoid inconvenience,” said Ramesh Bambale, civic hydraulic engineer.
As a result, there will be no water in the Tardeo supply zone, which consists of Haji Ali, Tulsiwadi, Sane Guruji Marg, Tardeo Road, Slater road as well as the BYL Nair hospital, Kasturba Hospital. Even railway stations like Grant Road, Mumbai Central and Mahalaxmi will see no water supply on Saturday.
Civic water department officials said that to repair the Tansa (West) pipeline, they had to divert water supply to the Tansa (East) line. The additional supply led to excess pressure, which resulted in corrosion and a burst.
Though the civic body has started construction of tunnels from Marol-Maroshi to Ruparel College in south central Mumbai, SK Patil Udyan to Malabar Hill, and Malabar Hill to Cross Maidan tunnel in south Mumbai, which will be commissioned in a year, will help alleviate the problem in these areas.
But places like Dadar, Worli, Prabhadevi, Mumbai Central, Tardeo and Byculla will continue to get water through the 120-year-old pipeline.