GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - The pipe laying works of the Project Implementation Unit of the Japan Infrastructure Cooperative Association (JAICA)-sponsored Central Guwahati Water Supply Scheme has damaged the Guwahati Municipal Corporation�s (GMC�s) piped water supply network in various parts of the city. This has resulted in water scarcity in many areas here. However, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) sources claimed today that around 80 per cent of these damaged portions of the GMC water supply network have been restored.
According to GMC sources, the pipe laying works of the JAICA-sponsored scheme have resulted in the damage to the water supply network of the civic body in the GNB Sankaradev Path locality, Ulubari Kachari Basti and Barthakur Mill localities, in parts of Uzanbazar Lamb Road area and in the Chandmari Krishna Nagar area.
The GMC water supply network in the Uzanbazar CK Agarwala Road locality, AT Road (near Police Reserve) locality, ML Nehru Road (near Prag Continental Hotel) locality, Hem Barua Road (near Sheikh Brothers) locality and Gopal Road (near the Panbazar Water Supply Plant) locality and the CK Agarwala Road locality have been facing serious problems due to non-supply of water for quite a long time, while the rest of the affected areas are facing water-related woes for about three days, added the GMC sources.
The GMDA sources told this newspaper that around 80 per cent of the damaged water supply network has been restored till date and within the next two days, the rest of the damaged network is expected to be restored.
The delay in the restoration of the damaged network was due to inclement weather conditions and also because of some other problems, said the GMDA sources.