FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, July 13: Aruchal Pradesh PHED Minister Takam Pario has emphasized on timely and qualitative works to deter further recurrence of damage in water supply project to ensure uninterrupted supply of water to the consumers of the State capital. Pario, accompanied by departmental officials including chief engineer Toko Jyoti and SE Taba Teni on Sunday visited the site to take stock of the restoration work undertaken by the departmental officials since last several days, an official communiqué informed.
Interacting with the site engineers and workers on the various hurdles and practical difficulties encountered during such restoration works, the minister directed them to identify prone areas susceptible to regular breach and called for strengthening the damage before onslaught of monsoon to avoid major catastrophe.
The water of Itagar water supply project (Ph-II) for 11 MLD capacities is brought from Mehi stream located at a distance of 33 Km from Itagar running through treacherous and in hospital terrain which has been off repeatedly daunted by uncanny continuous spell of rain this year.
Numerous restoration works were undertaken in the recent past successfully with selfless efforts of the departmental officers and field workers however, the present damage caused to the pipe line and its supporting structures on July 4 last has been very extensive because of breach and wash away of the complete formation for a length of around 80 meters near Lankey point situated at a distance of 28 Km from Itagar.
Despite tireless efforts made by the department on war footing the restoration works could not be completed in the last 8 days with heavy tolls on the workers and officers on account of sickness and injury, the release said.
The complete restoration is expected to be completed within another one week while rationing of available water supply within the township would continue till then, executive engineer Tadar Mangku informed while appealing the consumers to bear with the department.