Tansa pipeline burst: supply restored only post noon

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2014 21:59 IST

Residents of central Mumbai did not receive water for a second day in a row on Tuesday as supply remained erratic after the pipeline burst at Tilak Nagar.

Supply was restored by afternoon, after repair work on the Tansa pipeline was completed.

Earlier, the civic body had said the leak would be repaired by 4am on Tuesday. Supply to areas such as Sion, Matunga, Wadala and Sewri were affected.

A part of the 48-inch-wide pipeline, which is part of the Tansa network, developed cracks on Monday, less than a month after a major burst in the pipeline on August 18. Thousands of litres of water were wasted and supply was hit in some areas. Civic workers finally plugged the leak by Tuesday afternoon.

“There was no water in our homes since Monday evening. We were not even informed about a cut. Water tankers had to be arranged,” said Nikhil Desai, a Wadala resident.

Officials said the work was delayed by just a few hours. “Repairs took additional time because of certain difficulties at the site. We completed it by noon and supply was restored immediately,” said AS Tawadia, deputy hydraulic engineer.

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