The worst affected areas due to lack of water supply were Indiranagar, Ulsoor, HAL II stage, ITPL Park, Kodihalli and Byappanahalli. Taps in eastern parts of the City went dry on Wednesday as the main feeder pipeline of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) was damaged in front of the Ulsoor gurudwara.The worst affected areas due to lack of water supply were Indiranagar, Ulsoor, HAL II stage, ITPL Park, Kodihalli and Byappanahalli.Drinking water supply in these areas won't resume on Thursday too.The feeder line, which supplies drinking water from the High Grounds area to Bangalore East localities, started leaking at around 10:00 pm on Tuesday.As the damaged portion of the pipeline runs under the road linking Ulsoor and Old Madras Road, BWSSB dug up the road to take up the repair work. As a result, traffic flow on this stretch was affected on Wednesday morning.Old and rustyAccording to BWSSB Chairman M C Muniyappa, the pipeline, laid in 1978, had become old and rusty. 'Due to the heavy traffic load on the road, the pipeline got damaged. Water supply will remain affected in parts of Bangalore East until the pipeline is restored. It is a tough job to repair the pipeline, which is located five meters below the ground-level,' he added. (snip)"
Monday, June 11, 2007
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