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JICA Water Supply To Be Discontinued Across Guwahati Until June 6

Technical experts from the IIT will inspect and find the source of the problem and inspect the entire infrastructure

JICA Water Supply To Be Discontinued Across Guwahati Until June 6

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 May 2023 11:27 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Water supply delivery to households, through the scheme financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Guwahati, Assam, would be halted till June 6, according to reports that surfaced on Tuesday.

Information indicates that the water supply has been shut off until Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) technical specialists investigate the process issue and the overall infrastructure. It is believed that when all tests and monitoring tasks are finished, the repair work will begin.

According to sources, water will likely be delivered to Guwahati residents by June 7 or 8.

It should be noted that within a single week, there were two cases of water pipeline bursts recorded in different parts of Guwahati.

After a Gammon JICA water supply mainline pipe burst on Thursday, it caused damage to surrounding homes and many vehicles in the Kharguli area of Guwahati. As a result, several families are now homeless.

In Kharguli, the situation is still dangerous after a water supply pipeline rupture incident that also took the life of a woman and injured a number of individuals nearby.

The families who have been left stranded in Kharguli’s Joypur, where the water pipeline burst yesterday, people were provided shelter at Joypur Primary School.

Meanwhile, Assam cabinet minister for housing and urban affairs, Ashok Singhal visited the site of the incident last night and took stock of the situation there. The Mayor of Guwahati, Mrigen Sarania also visited the site where the water pipeline burst in Kharguli.

It should be highlighted that one person, a woman by the name of Sumitra Rabha, died as a result of the ruptured water supply pipeline in Kharguli.

Additionally, the occurrence that was responsible for multiple two-wheeler and four-wheeler cars being washed away, also injured up to 19 local residents. The injured are still being treated.

The water's force was so great that it even caused damage to several nearby homes, knocking down walls and ceilings, forcing several families from their homes in an instant and depriving them of shelter.

Another incident, involving a sizable water pipeline that was underneath the Maligaon flyover, which was still under construction, happened on Monday morning in Guwahati city. While focusing on the ongoing construction of the flyover, the problem was detected by the state government's responsible division.

The problem was discovered while the state government's concerned authority was working on the flyover's ongoing development. But as at the time that this report was filed, the reason why the pipeline ruptured was unknown.

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