Delay in pipeline repairing work troubling residents

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jun 2018 10:36:46



Staff Reporter

Denizens of several wards of the city have been facing water scarcity for the last five days due to leakage in main water supply pipeline of Ramnagra Plant near Sagda. Various overhead tanks, which supply potable water to a major part of the city remained arid.People have been facing hardship in arranging water for their daily need. Residents of various affected areas have complaint about negligence of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) in providing potable water to them. People said they are not receiving drinking water through tankers, which was promised by the civic body. Though the water department of JMC is carrying out repairing work on war footing despite it could not be able to resume water supply till Thursday.

The main water supply pine line of 120 MLD Ramnagra Plant got leaked, on Sunday. The plant fills as many as 16 overhead tanks which supply potable water to 30 wards of the city. On Sunday the rising main got leaked. Since the Municipal Corporation is trying to restore water supply. It repaired the pipe line twice. Thereafter, on Thursday, the water department did testing which resulted into failure as the pipe got leaked from somewhere else. The department is now repairing the leakage.

Meanwhile, the department is sending water tankers to affect areas and providing needed water to the residents. But people of many areas have complaint about JMC's negligence in providing potable water to them.To inspect on-going repairing work, Minister of State, Sharad Jain along with Incharge water department, Shriram Shukla and officials visited the site, on Thursday. He directed concerned officials to complete the work early.Jain said people of a number of wards have been facing much inconvenience due to water scarcity. He on the occasion appealed people to remain calm and also gave necessary directions to concerned officials.

Municipal Commissioner, Chandramauli Shukla informed the Minister of State that the civic body is carrying out the repairing work on war footing and taking services of experts to complete the same early.Mayor Dr Swati Godbole and the Municipal Commissioner, on Thursday monitored the optional water supply arrangements. The duo also received phone calls of citizens and ensured supply of water tankers to concerned areas.The JMC is supplying water to denizens through 90 tankers. Meanwhile, it has sought support from Vehicle Factory, Cantonment Board to increase the number of water tankers.

Prolonged water scarcity is now brewing ire amongst citizens. On Thursday evening when Corporator, Beni Patel was monitoring water supply arrangement in his ward. Some miscreants attacked him following which he sustained injury in his hand.