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Tansa pipeline burst: Water supply to be restored by Thursday

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:55am IST | Agency: dna

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said it will restore water supply to the city by Thursday.

Civic body had announced waters cuts in city after its 1800 mm (72 inch diameter) Tansa pipeline burst at Vartak Nagar in Thane on Monday afternoon.

Since then, BMC had imposed 25 per cent water cut in island city (covering areas from Colaba to Sion and Colaba to Mahim) and western suburbs (Bandra to Dahisar). The corporation had also implemented 10 per cent cut in eastern suburbs (Mulund to Kurla and Kurla to Mankhurd).

Following the incident, the BMC had deputed a team of 50 personnel to the spot to fix the leakage on the 150-year-old pipeline.

"The pipeline was repaired by Tuesday night. However, it will take us some time to start supplying water at normal pressure on Wednesday. We will lift water cut, but in phases. We may reduce the cut from 25 per cent to 10 per cent in island city and western suburbs, but the pressure will not be normal on Wednesday. Residents will start receiving water at normal pressure a day later though," Ramesh Bambale, hydraulic engineer, informed.

Meanwhile, the total useful content available across seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai was 12,96,313 million litres, slightly higher to that available last year at 12,58,356 million litres. Even though rest of the state is reeling under water shortage, but the water stock in Mumbai is much better, said a civic official.

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