After 2 days water supply to 7 sectors in Chandigarh restored
After two days of hiatus, the water supply to seven sectors was restored on Saturday giving a sigh of relief to residents.The water supply to the seven sectors - Sectors 20, 21, 26-30 - was interrupt due to bursting of a water pipeline near the Sector 26-27 roundabout on Thursday.chandigarh Updated: Mar 16, 2014 15:07 IST
After two days of hiatus, the water supply to seven sectors was restored on Saturday giving a sigh of relief to residents.
The water supply to the seven sectors - Sectors 20, 21, 26-30 - was interrupt due to bursting of a water pipeline near the Sector 26-27 roundabout on Thursday.
The broken pipeline was repaired on Saturday. Speaking to Hindustan Times, superintending engineer, Public Health department, RC Diwan said the pipeline was repaired on Saturday around 1pm following which the water supply was restored.
“We have started supplying water that will continue for eight hours - till the tanks are filled. By Sunday morning, the supply will be normal,” he said.
On other hand, former Congress area councillor Devinder Singh Babla has lodged a complaint against MC chief engineer and superintending engineer of the public health department to the UT advisor, alleging that the department has failed to fix the pipeline leakage.
He said the PHD, which was known for the most qualified and experienced technical staff, failed to provide basic amenity of water to the residents, and thus leaving them helpless.
“There have been serious lapses in making provision of alternate water supply to the residents. I, being a public representative, received hundreds of phone calls from the area residents, which I had represented in the MC earlier. Moreover, both the officers had switched off their government-provided mobile phones.
First Published: Mar 16, 2014 15:00 IST