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Cable work damages GMC pipe, water supply hit

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GUWAHATI, Dec 21 - Water supply at Sarania, Ulubari, Lachit Nagar, Rehabari and surrounding areas was affected today after a pipeline of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) was damaged during cable installation work on Friday.

Nearly 10,000 people have been affected due to the pipeline damage near the Paltan Bazar fire station.

A resident of Lachit Nagar area said that the people living in the surrounding areas are the worst hit. This is for the third time this year that supply of water has been disrupted in these areas.

GMC Superintending Engineer Manoranjan Bharali said that repair work has been going on and it is likely to be complete by Tuesday.

�The pipeline was damaged due to a cable installation work being carried out by the Guwahati Smart City Limited. This is not for the first time that such damage has occurred. There are many examples of damage to the pipelines in the city accruing from work carried out by other departments. No prior discussions were held with the GMC before the cable installation work,� Bharali said.

�The pipeline has been in use for many years. It is very difficult to get pipe repairing tools in the markets of Guwahati. Our workers have been engaged to fix it and restore water supply at the earliest. Repair work is going on full swing,� he added.

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Cable work damages GMC pipe, water supply hit

GUWAHATI, Dec 21 - Water supply at Sarania, Ulubari, Lachit Nagar, Rehabari and surrounding areas was affected today after a pipeline of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) was damaged during cable installation work on Friday.

Nearly 10,000 people have been affected due to the pipeline damage near the Paltan Bazar fire station.

A resident of Lachit Nagar area said that the people living in the surrounding areas are the worst hit. This is for the third time this year that supply of water has been disrupted in these areas.

GMC Superintending Engineer Manoranjan Bharali said that repair work has been going on and it is likely to be complete by Tuesday.

�The pipeline was damaged due to a cable installation work being carried out by the Guwahati Smart City Limited. This is not for the first time that such damage has occurred. There are many examples of damage to the pipelines in the city accruing from work carried out by other departments. No prior discussions were held with the GMC before the cable installation work,� Bharali said.

�The pipeline has been in use for many years. It is very difficult to get pipe repairing tools in the markets of Guwahati. Our workers have been engaged to fix it and restore water supply at the earliest. Repair work is going on full swing,� he added.

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