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Power disruptions hit water supply

WATER SUPPLY in many parts of the City was affected today following power cuts in some pump houses and filtration plants of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). The supply would be further affected on Sunday due to leakage in pipeline connecting the Upper Lake to Vidhan Sabha Filtration Plant.

india Updated: May 21, 2006 15:31 IST

WATER SUPPLY in many parts of the City was affected today following power cuts in some pump houses and filtration plants of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). The supply would be further affected on Sunday due to leakage in pipeline connecting the Upper Lake to Vidhan Sabha Filtration Plant.

The power cut lasting more than hour — from 5.55 pm to 7.15 pm on Friday evening at Kolar Filtration Plant affected the water supply in most of the areas. Besides, there was power cuts from 5.55 pm to 6.50 pm on Friday evening at Kamla Park, Retghat, Karbala and Bairagarh pump houses and Pul Pukhta Idgah Hills, Shyamla Hills and Bairagarh filtration plants, hitting the water supply in the City.

The affected areas included Arera Colony, Shahpura, MP Nagar, TT Nagar, New Market, Roshanpura, Saraswati Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, PGBT, Bal Vihar, Chandbarh, Govindpura etc. These areas are connected to Kolar Supply System.

Besides water supply in Idgah Hills, Shahejahanabad, Ahmedabad Palace, Koh-e-Fiza, Imamigate, Ram Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Gufa Mandir, Regiment Road, Barela Gaon, Kabitpura, Putlighar, Mazdoor Nagar, Model Ground etc was also affected today.

Meanwhile, a leakage was reported in the pipeline connecting the Upper Lake to the Vidhan Sabha Filtration Plant. It would partially affect water supply in some areas of New Bhopal, including Professor Colony, Roshanpura, Malviya Nagar, Tulsi Nagar etc.

BMC Commissioner Manish Singh also visited Gandhi Nagar area today and pulled up officials for water crisis. At Gandhi Nagar, the BMC has taken control of two tube-wells of Gond Colony. These tube-wells would be connected to the local sump tank.

According to officials, this would reduce water burden on the water supply through tankers. For water supply, Gandhi Nagar area is dependent on tankers.

First Published: May 21, 2006 15:31 IST