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Water Board officials cordon off Rasoolpura junction
Board officials manage to plug the leakage by night
Hyderabad: Vehicular traffic on some of the busy corridors of the twin cities was thrown out of gear on Thursday morning due to repair of a major water pipeline near the Rasoolpura junction.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) cordoned off the main road to attend to the burst pipeline and this led to the continuous stream of office going crowd in disarray.
The traffic jams occurred up to the Secunderabad side as vehicles moved at a snail’s pace.
Though traffic policemen tried to divert people to alternate roads, it did not have much of an affect due to the huge volume of traffic. The 762 mm diameter pipeline which is 40 years old, developed leakage on Wednesday midnight at the joints probably due to movement of heavy traffic, said Water Board officials.
Repairs were taken up early in the morning and it was plugged by night.
“The road repair work will be completed and the pipeline will be operational tomorrow”, said S.P. Sharma, Director (Technical), HMWSSB. It was a tough day for the Water Board as there was yet another leakage on the 1,200 mm gravity main at Khanapur to Shaikpet and Bhojugutta.No water supply
The repair work involved replacement of the pipe line and as a result there will be no water supply on Saturday and delayed supply on Sunday.
Areas affected are: Tolichowki, Golconda, Humayunnagar, Mehdipatnam, Kakatiyanagar, Vijayanagar Colony, Old Mallapally, Karwan, MES, Sherlingampally part, Allabanda, Mangalhat, New MLA Quarters, Secretariat, AP Legislative Assembly and Adarshnagar.
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